Package Details: vmware-patch 12.5.5-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/vmware-patch.git (read-only)
Package Base: vmware-patch
Description: A post-install configuration solution for VMware Workstation (Pro) and Player (Plus and Pro)
Upstream URL: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/VMware#Configuration
Licenses: GPL
Submitter: oliv
Maintainer: Det (rains)
Last Packager: rains
Votes: 196
Popularity: 4.891995
First Submitted: 2011-01-31 12:49
Last Updated: 2017-05-25 06:55

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tjc commented on 2017-05-26 11:19

THe combination of @ius's comment and also @thinkyfish's comment solved wmare workstation 12.5.6 on kernel 4.11 for me. I had to do the wiki workaround, and also copy the lib folder. Thanks!!

ius commented on 2017-05-25 15:19

12.5.6 requires a slight unusual workaround on current kernels. It asks for GCC 7 because the kernel was built with gcc from [testing].

I've added a workaround to the wiki:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/VMware#vmware_modules_fail_to_build_on_kernel_4.11.2B

rains commented on 2017-05-25 07:01

@all
sorry for pushing a version without enough test to the repository. i've done the rollback just now, please be patient until a valid patch come out.

H4K3R commented on 2017-05-25 02:52

I second the Donkey's observations. Please roll back and setup against a gcc that is in the standard channels.

Awesome_Donkey commented on 2017-05-24 17:51

Testing the 12.5.6 patch with VMware Workstation 12.5.6 and Linux 4.11.2 results in the VMware Kernel Module Updater giving off an error about not finding GCC 7.1.1 which is only in Testing right now.

vmware-modconfig --console --install-all also fails with 4.11.2 also.

acez commented on 2017-05-24 14:58

The patch isn't working for me.

==> Patching VMware Workstation Pro v12.5.5 for kernel 4.11.2-1-ARCH..
-> [vmmon]
-> [vmnet]
patch: **** malformed patch at line 17: void *data) // IN: device pertaining to event
vmware version:
VMware Workstation 12.5.5 build-5234757
kernel version:
4.11.2-1-ARCH

frat commented on 2017-05-24 14:47

12.5.6 not work for kernel 4.11.2

rains commented on 2017-05-24 11:23

@all it seems no patch is needed for 12.5.6, so i added patches for 12.5.5-4.11 only.

carmelo12341 commented on 2017-05-23 22:26

@Matthew02
According to the logs it is a problem with GCC not being version 7 or something like that.
Edit:
we will just have to wait until gcc 7 leaves testing

Matthew02 commented on 2017-05-23 17:36

I couldn't get it to patch earlier today. I'm on 12.5.5 and kernel 4.11.2. I found the fix at http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1930. Hope that helps someone.

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