Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 112508
installing vmware breaks with syntax error
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:34 EST
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Description of problem:
when starting vmware-config.pl to create the vmware-kernelmodules, the
compiling of the vmnet-module breaks with a syntax error
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
both kernel 2.4.22-1.2115.nptl and 2.4.22-1.2129.nptl
Steps to Reproduce:
1.login as root
3.answering the questions to compile the modules with yes
Actual Results: the vmon-module compiles successful;
but the vmnet-module produces a syntax error in kernel-source-file
(under SuSE 8.2 the compilation works)
Expected Results: the vmware-modules should have been compiled all
because of the language-settings on my system, the error-messages are
partially in german.
the german word 'Syntaxfehler' means 'syntax error'
Created attachment 96660 [details]
screen-output of vmware-config.pl
this is a vmware problem; you have better chance of getting things
fixed by asking on their newsgroups...
Why is this a vmware-problem?
On SuSE linux 8.2 this works!
Doesn't this point on on error in the fedora kernel sources???
Not per se; it might just mean that vmware code needs changing to
match the kernel, or that you set something up wrongly.
Created attachment 96673 [details]
error messages from compiling vmnet-module
driver.c:1433: Warnung: implicit declaration of function `for_each_task'
That means the driver needs adapting to the newer kernel.
I do not understand, this output is from a working kernel
2.4.21-1.2129.nptl. This should be the newest kernel for fedora, or not?
what about the syntax error messaged at the end of the error messages?
The *VMWARE* driver needs updating. Period.
That's why you have to go to the vmware groups; they most likely
already have such a driver for download.
This is NOT OUR BUG. Please stop reopening it.