Bug 36280 - vmware installation dies
vmware installation dies
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
7.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-04-17 10:45 EDT by Anderson Silva
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-04-17 10:45:14 EDT
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Description Anderson Silva 2001-04-17 10:45:10 EDT
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This is the message I get when I try to re-compile it.

make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config3/vmnet-only'
bridge.c: In function `VNetBridgeReceiveFromDev':
bridge.c:788: warning: implicit declaration of function `skb_datarefp'
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config3/vmnet-only'
Unable to make a vmnet module that can be loaded in the running kernel:
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmnet.o: unresolved symbol skb_datarefp
There is probably a light difference of kernel configuration between the
set of C header files you specified and your running kernel. You may want
to rebuild a kernel based on that directory, or specify another directory.


Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. just run the the ./vmware-config.pl script.
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Actual Results:  make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config3/vmnet-only'
bridge.c: In function `VNetBridgeReceiveFromDev':
bridge.c:788: warning: implicit declaration of function `skb_datarefp'
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config3/vmnet-only'
Unable to make a vmnet module that can be loaded in the running kernel:
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmnet.o: unresolved symbol skb_datarefp
There is probably a light difference of kernel configuration between the
set of C header files you specified and your running kernel. You may want
to rebuild a kernel based on that directory, or specify another directory.


It worked fine with RH 7 and kernel 2.4.x
The vmware site, says that that error message: There is probably a light
difference of kernel configuration between the set of C header files you
specified and your running kernel. You may want to rebuild a kernel based
on that directory, or specify another directory. is an actual problem with
the distribution.
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2001-04-17 11:15:57 EDT
Please file this bug at vmware, not us.
Their semi-opensource drivers don't work with recent 2.4 kernels;
they might have a fix though.

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