test Digest, Vol 107, Issue 44
pocallaghan at gmail.com
Sun Jan 13 02:14:06 UTC 2013
On Sat, 2013-01-12 at 21:04 -0500, Marty Felker wrote:
> 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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