Package Details: vmware-patch 15.5.1-1

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Package Base: vmware-patch
Description: A post-install configuration solution for VMware Workstation (Pro) and Player (Plus and Pro)
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Keywords: patch vmci vmmon vmnet vmware
Licenses: GPL
Submitter: oliv
Maintainer: None
Last Packager: lfleischer
Votes: 208
Popularity: 0.32
First Submitted: 2011-01-31 12:49
Last Updated: 2019-11-23 15:07

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slurpee commented on 2019-10-20 00:55

That's intentional. The vmware-workstation package already contains the patches needed. If you've installed that, you're all set. You only need this if you're using the standalone VMWare installer from their website.

alexdsan commented on 2019-10-20 00:12

Firstly, thank you very much for the patch, but I'm unable to install without having to remove removing VMware-workstation 15.5.0-2.

slurpee commented on 2019-09-27 04:48

Hey everyone, I've adopted this package after trying to get Workstation running on my machine. I've added the patches for 15.5.0 on kernel version 5.3.x. I'd appreciate the feedback, as this is my first package. Thanks!

ben.white commented on 2019-03-25 05:28

Hi Martin, thanks for your feedback. I don't have any new version to test on so it is probably best I leave this package. Please feel free to take over and add the patches, the structure is fairly easy. Thanks everyone for your help.

MR-2 commented on 2019-03-23 13:06

Michal Kubeček ( wrote some patches for getting the modules to build under linux kernel 5.0. I tried them with the workstation-player 15.0.3 and the modules build (I didn't really tested them with running a VM, though).

I adapted them to the patches in this package and posted copied them to pastebin:

vmmon-15.0.3-5.0.patch: vmnet-15.0.3-5.0.patch:

@ben.white: Since you're maintaining the package, could you add those patches (after testing them with running a VM)?

Thanks in advance!

...and thanks to Michal Kubeček!

Anonymous comment on 2018-02-10 14:25

Unfortunately this package is not working if vmware is installed in arbitrary locations, like /usr/local/ instead of /usr/, which I do whenever possible, and everyone should, to keep the system clean.

Morebikethanman commented on 2018-01-01 04:53

I recently upgraded workstation to 12.5.8 and was unable to get the modules to compile. I modified the patches in a way I thought should work but was not successful. I tried changing workstation versions back to 12.5.7 and on down to 12.5.2 without success. I also tried with the linux-lts version (a 4.9 kernel) and even downgraded from linux-4.14.9-1 to 4.13.9-1 where things had been working previously.

Is it possible that there is a change with gcc or some other dependency that is making the compiles fail? I am running gcc-7.2.1-2 but did not find the solution at to address my issue.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Edit: I was wrong about it being a problem with gcc. I upgraded my kernel to 4.14.11 (I don't think that mattered other than for tweaking the patches) then did:

cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/patches

sudo cp vmmon-12.5.8-4.13.12.patch vmmon-12.5.8-4.14.11.patch

sudo cp vmnet-12.5.8-4.13.12.patch vmnet-12.5.8-4.14.11.patch

cd /usr/lib/vmware/lib/

sudo mv

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/ .

Thanks to for the suggestion about

jc-aur commented on 2017-12-22 13:26

@ben.white it's not working for VM Player 12.5.7 and kernel 4.14.7-1-ARCH, it says the patching is not required but it is. I'm not familiar with bash scripting, is the process straightforward to add a newer version?

ben.white commented on 2017-12-18 20:15

You could take a shot and look in the package build. Anyhow if you need a fast approach you should really got for the vmware-workstation package. As I can most likely not help you at all since I have no vmware 14 license and do not intend to buy one or support it really. The other package is working fine and this package only has V 14 because someone before me did it and I really cannot roll back.

avarx commented on 2017-12-18 20:01

I need to run VMware Workstation 14.0.0. on 4.14.6-1-ARCH. How can I help you to get this going? Can I somehow contact you directly?