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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postcert commented on 2017-12-17 21:23

For Vmware Workstation 14 and 4.14.5-1-ARCH:

Patching was failing with on the vmci module for me (running vmware-patch -a -f) With the code from:

I was able to tar the vmci directory and drop it on my /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/ and run vmware-modconfig --console --build-mod vmci then vmware-modconfig --console --install-all to get vmware to load successfully.

ben.white commented on 2017-11-28 13:49

@timofonic: as jihem stated, the vmware-workstation is basicly the one to go with. I'm only trying to maintain some more patches here because I am stuck with a VMWare 12 license. That way I cannot update to 14.0 and thus not use vmware-workstation.

jihem commented on 2017-11-28 11:20

@timofonic: No, vmware-workstation is an alternative to this package (you can install only one of them). Both use a different method to patch VMware: with vmware-patch, you install VMware with the official installer and start vmware-patch binary to make the necessary changes while with vmware-workstation, you just install the package which includes all VMware files already patched.

timofonic commented on 2017-11-28 08:16

Is this required having the vmware-workstation package? It already patches many modules.

ben.white commented on 2017-11-25 07:30

kkl2401: please post or send ne the reject file with your exact kernel and vmware Version. Also I suspect former patches to be a problem.

kkl2401 commented on 2017-11-25 07:05

ben.white: Not for me:

# vmware-patch -f
==> Patching VMware Workstation Player v12.5.8 for kernel 4.13.12-1-ARCH..
-> Backing up..
-> [vmmon]
-> [vmnet]
1 out of 1 hunk FAILED -- saving rejects to file vmnet-only/bridge.c.rej
==> error: Failed to apply 'vmnet-12.5.8-4.13.12.patch'

ben.white commented on 2017-11-24 08:40

Got the package working again, and me and a friend are working on patches to make it available to 12.5.8 users. Unfortunately we do not have a 14.0 license so we cannot create patches for that. But regarding version 12 we can takeover this package and write the patches down if someone else wants them.
I'm working on an uptdate to support 12.5.8. It should be released until monday.

Edit: 12.5.8 is working on a clean install for me. Please check.

rains commented on 2017-11-19 07:00

sorry guys, i'm planning to use virtualbox only, so i won't pay time on this package any more.
If anyone is willing to maintain this package, please adopt it.
I would be happy if it could be better maintained in the future.

ZoneHacker commented on 2017-11-11 20:17

For 14.0.0 users and kernel 4.13.11-1-ARCH
If you vmware don't work make this ! But the internet don't work .. :

1- sudo vmware-patch -fv
sudo su
cd /tmp
cp /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmmon.tar .
tar xf vmmon.tar
rm vmmon.tar
mv -f hostif.c vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c
tar cf vmmon.tar vmmon-only
rm -fr vmmon-only
mv -f vmmon.tar /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmmon.tar
vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

3- reboot
4- sudo modprobe -a vmw_vmci vmmon
5- Enjoy :)
6- If any personn have a problem contact me

vagelis commented on 2017-10-29 19:01

@rains thank you for that. Worked perfectly!