Package Details: vmware-workstation 12.5.7_5813279-2

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Package Base: vmware-workstation
Description: The industry standard for running multiple operating systems as virtual machines on a single Linux PC.
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Keywords: dkms hostd installer networks ovftool patch player server service systemd usbarbitrator vix vmplayer vmrun vmware vmx workstation
Licenses: custom
Conflicts: vmware-modules-dkms, vmware-ovftool, vmware-patch, vmware-systemd-services
Provides: vmware-ovftool
Submitter: Synthead
Maintainer: jihem
Last Packager: jihem
Votes: 21
Popularity: 6.221379
First Submitted: 2017-02-10 19:04
Last Updated: 2017-07-13 18:36

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Plexcon commented on 2017-07-13 09:12

Después de instalado, no se actualizan los complementos

jihem commented on 2017-07-11 15:03

Hi Steven,
Unfortunately, vmware-installer is not available with this package for two reasons:
- it is really complicated to implement in the PKGBUILD and need a lot of tests (I tried to implement it but I abandoned)
- it will add/remove/change package files which is not a good idea (in the future, you might have pacman errors or remaining files after uninstallation)
Besides, you should not have this error: the package contains all vmware tools in their last version. Do you have the directory /etc/vmware-installer/components? If yes, remove it.
A workaround for your problem is to manually install guest tools: insert the ISO file (in /usr/lib/vmware/isoimages/, select windows.iso, winPre2k.iso or winPreVista.iso depending your Windows version) in the virtual CD/DVD player.

StevenTheEVIL commented on 2017-07-10 23:11

How do I use vmware-installer in this package? I need to use the workaround for vmware-tools for a windows guest that's described on the wiki page for VMWare.

jihem commented on 2017-07-03 19:02

@justmeagain: Probably stupid question, but did you think to start vmware-networks service? If yes, do you have some errors? (systemctl status -l vmware-networks.service)
You can start vmware-netcfg program to manage network interfaces (and, for example, remove and recreate vmnet1, maybe it will fix your problem).
You can also reset all interfaces with the command "rm -r /etc/vmware/{networking,vmnet*} && systemctl restart vmware-networks-configuration.service"

justmeagain commented on 2017-07-03 07:49

"Could not connect 'Ethernet0' to virtual network 'dev/vmnet1'".

This is the warning message I get when launching a virtual machine.
Everything else works flawless, but I cannot connect guests to any network because vmnet adapters does not exists.

Seems that installation process did not created the virtual network interfaces needed by vmware

frail commented on 2017-06-26 20:45

@jihem: oh man. I just put my dunce cap on. You're absolutely right. I forgot to load gksu on this clean install. :(

jihem commented on 2017-06-24 11:24

@frail: I cannot reproduce your bug. Actually, I think this bug is not related to this package.
To verify that, install gksu package and start a graphical program with gksu (for example: "gksu nautilus"). If you have the same error, so your bug is not related to this package and is probably a bad configuration of your system. Search a solution on Google.
If gksu works, the problem probably comes from this package, but I have no idea how to solve it. Try to uninstall the package, remove /etc/vmware and /etc/vmware-installer directories if they still exist and reinstall the package.

frail commented on 2017-06-23 18:52

I'm not sure if it's intentional although I'm unable to enter in my license key. Clicking the button opens a prompt:
"Failed to run '/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-enter-serial' -n 'VMware Workstation' -v '12.0' as user root.

Unable to copy the user's Xauthorization file."

Anyone run up against this?

jmboris commented on 2017-06-19 20:49

@jihem Thank you very much !!! I installed the package manually following the first link, thank you !

jihem commented on 2017-06-19 08:56

@jmboris: This is because yaourt creates packages in RAM (/tmp directory is by default in RAM for performance reasons) and the creation of this package needs a lot of memory. Several solutions:
- manually install this package outside /tmp (without yaourt, see
- change the directory used by yaourt to create packages (variable TMPDIR in /etc/yaourtrc)
- prevent /tmp to be used in RAM (

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