Bug 18408 - Modules for VMWare2.02 would not install on RH 7.0
Modules for VMWare2.02 would not install on RH 7.0
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 2000-10-05 11:31 EDT by Frank Bures
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-09 13:22:50 EDT
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Description Frank Bures 2000-10-05 11:31:46 EDT
While running /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl on RH7.0 smp machine with a standard RH 7.0 installation, the following error message is 

The directory of kernel headers (version 2.4.0-0.26) does not match your running
kernel (version 2.2.16-22smp). Consequently, even if the compilation of the     
module was successful, the module would not load into the running kernel.       

It is therefore impossible to install the VMware.
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2000-10-05 12:09:35 EDT
This is a bug in VMWARE, as VMWARE incorrectly uses the headers in
instead of /usr/src/linux/include to compile the VMWare kernel modules. Adding 
-I/usr/src/linux/include to the VMWare modules Makefile should fix this. 

Please also report this bug to VMWare support. This is a long-standing bug.
Comment 2 Michael J. Saletnik 2000-10-09 13:22:48 EDT
How can that be - they're supposed to be the same thing -
 /usr/include/linux is a symlink to ../src/linux/include/linux
You're never supposed to directly #include from /usr/src/linux;
VMWare is doing the right thing.
Comment 3 Alan Cox 2000-10-09 20:04:39 EDT
Vmware is wrong. /usr/include/ uses the kernel interface headers that match the
glibc not the
kernel. The kernel/library interface is glibc's business. The fact this worked
before is luck.

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