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Re: Install Vmware player on debian unstable.

On Tue, 2007-05-22 at 06:35 -0500, Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:
> Surachai Locharoen wrote:
> > I use debian unstable (linux kernel 2.6.20). I want to install vmware 
> > player 2.0 but I can't compile vmware module.
> > It is a segmentation fault. There are warning message about version 
> > incompatible of gcc. However I still compile it. I am not sure it is a 
> > problem.
> > Anybody know?, how to debug it or fix it.
> > 
> > Thank.
> > 
> > This is message from vmware-config.pl :
> > 
> > None of the pre-built vmmon modules for VMware Player is suitable for your
> > running kernel.  Do you want this program to try to build the vmmon 
> > module for
> > your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)? [yes]
> > 
> > Using compiler "/usr/bin/gcc". Use environment variable CC to override.
> > 
> > Your kernel was built with "gcc" version " 4.1.2", while you are trying 
> > to use
> > "/usr/bin/gcc" version "4.1.3". This configuration is not recommended and
> > VMware Player may crash if you'll continue. Please try to use exactly same
> > compiler as one used for building your kernel. Do you want to go with 
> > compiler
> <skip>
> It tells you the problem: the kernel from unstable has been compiled 
> with gcc-4.1.2 and you are using gcc-4.1.3 to install vmware stuff.
> It might crash and it did.
> Use a different kernel: compile your own and it will install.

I have vmware and vmware-player running just fine. This problem is
addressed in the vmware-any-any patches available.
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