[svlug] Error building VMware

Skip Evans skip at bigskypenguin.com
Mon Jan 19 17:58:39 PST 2009

Hey all,

Sorry for the lack of detail.

I followed the directions on this page:


Which included the operation below.

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r` build-essential 

So is it a case that, as Jean Philippe Granchi sent me that 
"you might have a kernel that VMware is not supporting, Ubuntu 
8.10 tend to be updated and running the latest kernel and last 


Ehud Kaldor wrote:
> Did you try to install the linux server headers?
> On 1/19/09, Brian J. Tarricone <bjt23 at cornell.edu> wrote:
>> Skip Evans wrote:
>>> Then I got this during the compile:
>>> /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/./include/compat_semaphore.h:5:27:
>>> error: asm/semaphore.h: No such file or directory
>> Install your distro's kernel header package.
>>> Found a suggested fix via Google but it didn't help.
>> In general it's useful to also tell us what you've tried (which didn't
>> work) so people don't repeat things you've already done.
>> 	-brian
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Skip Evans
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