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[opensuse-factory] Problems with VMware-Workstation
  • From: James PEARSON <pearson45j@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2013 13:46:35 +0100
  • Message-id: <20130301134635.719a17ce@Sabertooth>
Hello all

I am hoping that someone can provide me with some advice about the missing
header.h file
issue I am encountering when trying to install VMware-Workstation on V12.3

# Issue
When VMware-Workstation starts and tries to compile its required internal
modules I get the
following error: C header files matching your running kernel were not found.

# How to reproduce
I did a fresh installation of v12.3 x86_64 this morning using the
openSUSE-12.3-DVD-Build0094-x86_64.iso

Then I did a zypper up and tried to install the lastest version of
VMware-Workstation
(VMware-Workstation-Full-9.0.1-894247.x86_64.bundle)

# Comments
As I recall in order to build an out-of-kernel driver, you need to have the
proper kernel
headers installed.

kernel-desktop-devel-3.7.9-1.1.2.x86_64 is installed
but /lib/modules/3.7.9-1.1-desktop/build/include/linux/version.h does not exist
in the same
place as on V12.2

Has the "linux/version.h" changed directories or do I need to install
another programme in order to get it?

VMware-Workstation works fine on V12.2 and I have compared V12.3 and V12.2 below

###############
V12.3
###############
# [3.7.9-1.1-desktop] VMware-Workstation installation programme : START...
# OS Info: Linux M2N32 3.7.9-1.1-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu Feb 21 16:15:10 UTC
2013
(8dec968) x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

# Listing the versions of installed packages...
kernel-source-3.7.9-1.1.2.noarch
kernel-desktop-3.7.9-1.1.2.x86_64
kernel-desktop-devel-3.7.9-1.1.2.x86_64
gcc-4.7-7.1.1.x86_64
make-3.82-154.1.1.x86_64
gcc-c++-4.7-7.1.1.x86_64

# Making sure that the kernel headers exist before installing VMware...
# /lib/modules/3.7.9-1.1-desktop/build/include/linux/version.h
ERROR: /lib/modules/3.7.9-1.1-desktop/build/include/linux/version.h was not
found...


###############
V12.2
###############
# [3.4.28-2.20-desktop] VMware-Workstation installation programme : START...
# OS Info: Linux Sabertooth 3.4.28-2.20-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue Jan 29
16:51:37 UTC 2013
(143156b) x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

# Listing the versions of installed packages...
kernel-source-3.4.28-2.20.1.noarch
kernel-desktop-3.4.28-2.20.1.x86_64
kernel-desktop-devel-3.4.28-2.20.1.x86_64
gcc-4.7-2.1.1.x86_64
make-3.82-151.1.2.x86_64
gcc-c++-4.7-2.1.1.x86_64

# Making sure that the kernel headers exist before installing VMware...
# /lib/modules/3.4.28-2.20-desktop/build/include/linux/version.h
# Checking to see if
/lib/modules/3.4.28-2.20-desktop/build/include/linux/version.h
exists... /lib/modules/3.4.28-2.20-desktop/build/include/linux/version.h
exists...


All comments welcome

TIA
James
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