VMware Server configuration question

Kevin J. Cummings cummings at kjchome.homeip.net
Thu May 6 00:31:32 UTC 2010

On 05/05/2010 07:39 PM, Robert G. (Doc) Savage wrote:
> Trying to configure the latest VMware Server v2.0.2 under F13Beta.
> (Annoyingly) near the beginning of vmware-config.pl -- in fact the next
> question after "Where's the CC compiler?" -- it asks:
> What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your
> running kernel? [/usr/src/linux/include]

On my F12 laptop, the default is:

> [/lib/modules/] 

I believe that you need to have the appropriate kernel-headers RPM
installed for the kernel you are building for.  In my case, its

> kernel-headers-

> I've always answered <Enter> at this question and it was accepted. Now
> it says:
> The path "/usr/src/linux/include" is not an existing directory.
> I don't have much to go on here. Does anyone know the right answer for
> F13?

Install the correct kernel-headers package for your kernel.

Question:  Have you gotten VMWare-server to build?  I have not yet
gotten it to build for me on F12.  The last I had is working on was F11
(though admittedly, I haven't yet spent the same amount of time on it
that I did when I got it working on F11).  There are necessary patches
to make it work with 2.6.31 kernels (F12), and F13 Beta has a 2.6.32

> --Doc Savage
>   Fairview Heights, IL

Kevin J. Cummings
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