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Re: gcc version issue trying to install vmware5

On 09 Jun 2005, Rupert Heesom wrote:
> However I have another problem now with VMware - the script fails again
> with the kernel headers (which I have installed).
> I've taken a look at the k-headers tree and symlinks, and I think I know
> what's wrong, but wanted a 2nd opinion.....
> stat'd /usr/src/linux (shows symlink as expected)
> File: `linux' -> `kernel-headers-2.6.8-11-amd64-k8-smp'
> stat'd /usr/src/linux/include/asm (shows symlink to non-smp, non-k8
> kernel tree which is not present)
> File: `asm' -> `../../kernel-headers-2.6.8-11/include/asm'
> The non-present vanilla kernel tree which is being symlinked to is what
> the vmware install script can't read.   Should I have both the k8-smp
> kernel headers and the vanilla headers installed, or are the current
> kernel-headers faulty??

	I thought all of the derivative kernel-header packages
were suppose to include the vanilla kernel-header-x.y.z-r package
also?  Just testing a few in dselect seems to select the base
version also for me on my current system (x86 though, not

	Anyway, yes, installing the kernel-headers-2.6.8-11
package itself will probably fix your problem.  I'm not sure if
it's just kernel-headers-2.6.8-11 off the top of my head or
whether the -amd64 will be on the end also.

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