VMWare player - compiling server modules - Ubuntu 13.10

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Published on 2013-11-06T13:00:36Z Indexed on 2013/11/12 10:22 UTC
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While running Ubuntu 13.04 whenever the Linux kernel had been updated, this used to make vmware player happy:

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)
sudo vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

Yesterday I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 and lo and behold, the above workaround does not work anymore:

Unable to install all modules.  See log for details.

I assume by "See log" it means the files in /tmp/vmware-root/*log

[email protected]:/tmp/vmware-root# ls -ltr /tmp/vmware-root/
totalt 16
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3815 nov  6 13:54 vmware-apploader-17267.log
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    0 nov  6 13:54 vmware-vmis-17693.log
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    0 nov  6 13:54 vmware-vmis-17742.log
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    0 nov  6 13:54 vmware-vmis-18701.log
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    0 nov  6 13:54 vmware-vmis-18750.log
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    0 nov  6 13:54 vmware-vmis-19100.log
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    0 nov  6 13:54 vmware-vmis-19149.log
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 9250 nov  6 13:54 vmware-modconfig-17267.log

[email protected]:/tmp/vmware-root# tail /tmp/vmware-root/vmware-modconfig-17267.log
2013-11-06T13:54:28.950+01:00| modconfig| I120: Copied Module.symvers from "/tmp/modconfig-wpDrtf/vmci-only/Module.symvers" to "/tmp/modconfig-wpDrtf/vsock-only/Module.symvers".
2013-11-06T13:54:28.950+01:00| modconfig| I120: Building module with command "/usr/bin/make -j8 -C /tmp/modconfig-wpDrtf/vsock-only auto-build HEADER_DIR=/lib/modules/3.11.0-12-generic/build/include CC=/usr/bin/gcc IS_GCC_3=no"
2013-11-06T13:54:31.048+01:00| modconfig| I120: Successfully built vsock.  Module is currently at "/tmp/modconfig-wpDrtf/vsock.o".
2013-11-06T13:54:31.048+01:00| modconfig| I120: Found the vsock symvers file at "/tmp/modconfig-wpDrtf/vsock-only/Module.symvers".
2013-11-06T13:54:31.048+01:00| modconfig| I120: Installing vsock from /tmp/modconfig-wpDrtf/vsock.o to /lib/modules/3.11.0-12-generic/misc/vsock.ko.
2013-11-06T13:54:31.048+01:00| modconfig| I120: Registering file "/lib/modules/3.11.0-12-generic/misc/vsock.ko".
2013-11-06T13:54:31.400+01:00| modconfig| I120: "/usr/lib/vmware-installer/2.1.0/vmware-installer" exited with status 0.
2013-11-06T13:54:31.400+01:00| modconfig| I120: Registering file "/usr/lib/vmware/symvers/vsock-3.11.0-12-generic".
2013-11-06T13:54:31.764+01:00| modconfig| I120: "/usr/lib/vmware-installer/2.1.0vmware-installer" exited with status 0.
2013-11-06T13:54:31.786+01:00| modconfig| I120: We are now shutdown.  Ready to die!


[email protected]:/tmp/vmware-root# tail /tmp/vmware-root/vmware-apploader-17267.log 
2013-11-06T13:54:20.911+01:00| appLoader| I120: libglib-2.0.so.0 <SYSTEM>
2013-11-06T13:54:20.911+01:00| appLoader| I120: libz.so.1 <SYSTEM>
2013-11-06T13:54:20.911+01:00| appLoader| I120: libvmware-modconfig-console.so <SHIPPED>
2013-11-06T13:54:20.912+01:00| appLoader| I120: Shipped glib version is 2.24
2013-11-06T13:54:20.912+01:00| appLoader| I120: System glib version is 2.38
2013-11-06T13:54:20.912+01:00| appLoader| I120: Using system version of glib.
2013-11-06T13:54:20.912+01:00| appLoader| I120: Loading system version of libgcc_s.so.1.
2013-11-06T13:54:20.912+01:00| appLoader| I120: Loading system version of libglib-2.0.so.0.
2013-11-06T13:54:20.912+01:00| appLoader| I120: Loading system version of libz.so.1.
2013-11-06T13:54:20.912+01:00| appLoader| I120: Loading shipped version of libxml2.so.2.

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