When the httpd.vmware run I had created a directory, the /var/run/vmware/httpd because somewhere in the log files there was a "there is no such file or directory"
The problem is that somehow this directory is erased .
The solution is
edit the /etc/init.d/httpd.vmware and immediately after "start)"
add the following code:
if [ ! -d /var/run/vmware/httpd ]
chown www-data:nogroup /var/run/vmware/httpd
chmod 700 /var/run/vmware/httpd