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Old 1st April 2011, 14:49
jhs jhs is offline
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Default VMware server 2.0.2 vmnet problem

I have some problems with installing VMware 2.0.2, and i dont know if this is the right place to ask.

I'm installing VMware server 2.0.2-203138

I'm running Debian kernel 2.6.32-5-686

I'm using GCC-4.3 (To avoid VMware to crash)

And this is the place its going wrong in the configuration:

Building the vmnet module.

Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config72/vmnet-only'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.32-5-686/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.32-5-686'
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config72/vmnet-only/driver.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config72/vmnet-only/hub.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config72/vmnet-only/userif.o
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config72/vmnet-only/userif.c:56:
/tmp/vmware-config72/vmnet-only/compat_wait.h:78: error: conflicting types for ‚poll_initwait‚
/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.32-5-common/include/linux/poll.h:70: error: previous declaration of ‚poll_initwait‚ was here
make[4]: *** [/tmp/vmware-config72/vmnet-only/userif.o] Error 1
make[3]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config72/vmnet-only] Error 2
make[2]: *** [sub-make] Error 2
make[1]: *** [all] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.32-5-686'
make: *** [vmnet.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config72/vmnet-only'
Unable to build the vmnet module.

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Execution aborted.
I really hope someone can help me with this problem.

Best regards
Jonas Schwartz

Last edited by jhs; 1st April 2011 at 15:34.
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