Package Details: vmware-workstation 14.1.1-4

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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 ovftool player vmplayer vmware 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: 53
Popularity: 7.445223
First Submitted: 2017-02-10 19:04
Last Updated: 2018-05-02 18:05

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jihem commented on 2017-10-22 09:29

After the first installation, please:

1) reboot or load vmw_vmci and vmmon kernel modules (modprobe -a vmw_vmci vmmon)

2) Enable the services you need:

  • vmware-networks.service: to have network access in VMs

  • vmware-usbarbitrator.service: to connect USB devices inside VMs

  • vmware-hostd.service: to share VMs on the network

For people who would stay on VMware 12, you can switch to vmware-workstation12 package.

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bigskyarch commented on 2018-05-15 17:47

I get an error when trying to install vmware workstation from the update manager. /tmp is full and cannot extract. /tmp is currently 2GB in size. It was recommended to edit yaourtrc to point to another tmp directory. I did this but the package still attempts to extract in /tmp.

Any suggestions?


Asgaroth commented on 2018-04-27 14:55

@jihem, thank you, that fixed it for me, much appreciated.

jihem commented on 2018-04-27 13:49

@Asgaroth: see

Asgaroth commented on 2018-04-27 10:00

I'm getting some gpg failures for ncurses when trying to install this package.

First occurance is here:

==> Validating source files with md5sums...
    ncurses-6.1.tar.gz ... Passed
    ncurses-6.1.tar.gz.sig ... Skipped
==> Verifying source file signatures with gpg...
    ncurses-6.1.tar.gz ... FAILED (unknown public key 702353E0F7E48EDB)
==> ERROR: One or more PGP signatures could not be verified!

It then completely fails the installation at this point:

==> Validating source files with sha256sums...
    VMware-Workstation-Full-14.1.1-7528167.x86_64.bundle ... Passed
    bootstrap ... Passed
    vmware-vix-bootstrap ... Passed
    config ... Passed
    pam.d-vmware-authd ... Passed ... Passed ... Passed
    config.xml ... Passed
    datastores.xml ... Passed
    environments.xml ... Passed
    proxy.xml ... Passed
    vmware-hostd-certificates.service ... Passed
    vmware-hostd.service ... Passed
    vmware-networks-configuration.service ... Passed
    vmware-networks.service ... Passed
    vmware-usbarbitrator.service ... Passed ... Passed
    Makefile ... Passed
    vmmon.patch ... Passed
    vmnet.patch ... Passed
:: failed to verify ncurses5-compat-libs integrity

I am trying to install using the following command (if relevent)

pacaur -S vmware-workstation

al-Kate commented on 2018-04-22 10:11

Wow! This is beautiful work, many thanks to maintainer. I love AUR.

jihem commented on 2018-04-22 05:15

It seems gksu was removed from official repos a few hours ago. I've simply removed this dependency in the package because VMware includes its own gksu version in case it is not installed in the system.

lazydomino commented on 2018-04-22 03:40

when I tried to compile this package, I got these errors:

==> Making package: vmware-workstation 14.1.1-2 (Sun Apr 22 11:39:38 HKT 2018)
==> Checking runtime dependencies...
==> Installing missing dependencies...
error: target not found: gksu
==> ERROR: 'pacman' failed to install missing dependencies.

It seems that gksu is no longer alive in aur repo.

giswqs commented on 2018-03-22 18:53

@jihem I added the following three lines to /etc/pacman.conf. The errors still show up. Thanks anyway!

IgnorePkg = vmware-workstation vmware-horizon-client

NoUpgrade = vmware-workstation vmware-horizon-client

NoExtract = vmware-workstation vmware-horizon-client

jihem commented on 2018-03-21 20:24

@giswqs: I'm sorry, but I don't know how I could fix it, both programs require these files. Maybe adding these files in the NoUpgrade or NoExtract setting in /etc/pacman.conf can help.

giswqs commented on 2018-03-21 01:34

The package conflict between vmware-horizon-client and vmware-workstation was first reported by @jvybihal on 2017-09-07. I can confirm that this issue still exists. I installed vmware-workstation first, then I had to use --force to install vmware-horizon-client. Now everytime I use yaourt to update packages, it shows the following errors (32 lines). Is there a way to fix this? Thanks.

error: file owned by 'vmware-horizon-client' and 'vmware-workstation': 'usr/lib/vmware/xkeymap/be101'

error: file owned by 'vmware-horizon-client' and 'vmware-workstation': 'usr/lib/vmware/xkeymap/be104'

error: file owned by 'vmware-horizon-client' and 'vmware-workstation': 'usr/lib/vmware/xkeymap/chde101'

error: file owned by 'vmware-horizon-client' and 'vmware-workstation': 'usr/lib/vmware/xkeymap/chde104'

error: file owned by 'vmware-horizon-client' and 'vmware-workstation': 'usr/lib/vmware/xkeymap/chfr101'

....27 more lines of errors like above.

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