test Digest, Vol 107, Issue 44

Marty Felker martyfelker at gmail.com
Sun Jan 13 02:04:03 UTC 2013

On 01/12/2013 10:36 AM, test-request at lists.fedoraproject.org wrote:
> Actually, in this case, the kernel-headers and kernel-devel packages are
> installed. Further, this appears to only happen with the 3.7 series of
> the kernel.
> I know this because I was having the same problem and, because I need
> VMware Workstation for my work (some things needed for my job require
> Windows - arrgh!!!), I had to roll back to the 3.6 kernel. Currently, I
> can confirm that VMware Workstation 9.0.1 is working with kernel version
> 3.6.11-3.fc18.x86_64 - and is working with that kernel unmodified (no
> patches from VMware needed).
> Now, I don't recall the exact error message with kernel 3.7 because I
> reverted back to the 3.6 series (via yum distro-sync), but VMware
> Workstation 9.0.1 clearly is having trouble finding the kernel headers
> and other associated components with the 3.7 series of the kernel that
> is in the updates-testing repository.
> So, what that means is that something with respect to where the header
> files are placed and located between these two series of kernels has
> been changed to the point that applications like VMware Workstaion can
> no longer find them. I would need to go back to the 3.7 series kernel to
> get the exact error message. I may have it in an old VMware log file, so
> I'll check that too next chance.
I've also had to back away from kernel 3.7 because even a symbolic link 
fix floating around WS 9.0.1 won't compile (as usual Virtualbox works 
fine!). Thke kernel dev seem to have moved the location of the heaader 
files (VMwareecan't find but I can - their search has always been weak).

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