For the hell of it i tried vmware server 1.08 and then tried 1.08 with the any-any patch.
Here is the output of ./runme.pl:
Updating /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl ... already patched
Updating /usr/bin/vmware ... No patch needed/available
Updating /usr/bin/vmnet-bridge ... No patch needed/available
Updating /usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx ... No patch needed/available
Updating /usr/lib/vmware/bin-debug/vmware-vmx ... No patch needed/available
VMware modules in "/usr/lib/vmware/modules/source" has been updated.
Before running VMware for the first time after update, you need to configure it
for your running kernel by invoking the following command:
"/usr/bin/vmware-config.pl". Do you want this script to invoke the command for
you now? [yes]
Making sure services for VMware Server are stopped.
Stopping VMware services:
Virtual machine monitor done
Configuring fallback GTK+ 2.4 libraries.
In which directory do you want to install the mime type icons?
What directory contains your desktop menu entry files? These files have a
.desktop file extension. [/usr/share/applications]
In which directory do you want to install the application's icon?
Trying to find a suitable vmmon module for your running kernel.
None of the pre-built vmmon modules for VMware Server is suitable for your
running kernel. Do you want this program to try to build the vmmon module for
your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)? [yes]
Using compiler "/usr/bin/gcc-4.1". Use environment variable CC to override.
What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
Extracting the sources of the vmmon module.
Building the vmmon module.
Building for VMware Server 1.0.0.
Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config16/vmmon-only'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.26-1-486/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.26-1-486'
CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config16/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o
/tmp/vmware-config16/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:171: error: unknown field ānopageā specified in initializer
/tmp/vmware-config16/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:172: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
/tmp/vmware-config16/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:175: error: unknown field ānopageā specified in initializer
/tmp/vmware-config16/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:176: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
make: *** [/tmp/vmware-config16/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o] Error 1
make: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config16/vmmon-only] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.26-1-486'
make: *** [vmmon.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config16/vmmon-only'
Unable to build the vmmon module.
For more information on how to troubleshoot module-related problems, please
visit our Web site at "http://www.vmware.com/download/modules/modules.html" and
It seems i will need to scrap debian as the host os. Does anyone have a suggestion on a supported host os on the vmware list that will have a small footprint?