Bug 112508 - installing vmware breaks with syntax error
installing vmware breaks with syntax error
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
athlon Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-12-21 16:20 EST by Thomas Könning
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-12-22 16:49:14 EST
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screen-output of vmware-config.pl (1.98 KB, text/plain)
2003-12-21 16:22 EST, Thomas Könning
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error messages from compiling vmnet-module (10.72 KB, text/plain)
2003-12-22 16:28 EST, Thomas Könning
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Description Thomas Könning 2003-12-21 16:20:41 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; de-AT; rv:1.4.1)

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.login as root
2.starting vmware-config.pl
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

Additional info:

because of the language-settings on my system, the error-messages are
partially in german.
the german word 'Syntaxfehler' means 'syntax error'
Comment 1 Thomas Könning 2003-12-21 16:22:56 EST
Created attachment 96660 [details]
screen-output of vmware-config.pl
Comment 2 Arjan van de Ven 2003-12-21 16:38:38 EST
this is a vmware problem; you have better chance of getting things
fixed by asking on their newsgroups...
Comment 3 Thomas Könning 2003-12-22 16:06:40 EST
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???

best regards
Thomas Könning
Comment 4 Arjan van de Ven 2003-12-22 16:23:08 EST
Not per se; it might just mean that vmware code needs changing to
match the kernel, or that you set something up wrongly.
Comment 5 Thomas Könning 2003-12-22 16:28:08 EST
Created attachment 96673 [details]
error messages from compiling vmnet-module
Comment 6 Arjan van de Ven 2003-12-22 16:34:27 EST
driver.c:1433: Warnung: implicit declaration of function `for_each_task'

That means the driver needs adapting to the newer kernel.
Comment 7 Thomas Könning 2003-12-22 16:40:24 EST
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?

best regards
Comment 8 Arjan van de Ven 2003-12-22 16:49:14 EST
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.

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