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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Plexcon commented on 2017-07-13 08:25

==> Verificando las firmas de las fuentes con gpg...
ncurses-6.0-20170527.tgz ... HA FALLADO (clave pública desconocida 702353E0F7E48EDB)
==> ERROR: ¡No se ha podido verificar alguna de las firmas PGP!

rakotomandimby commented on 2017-07-12 09:32

Also, please review this feature for inclusion:

I encoutered the "libz" problem and found that including all shipped libraries resolves it.

ams1 commented on 2017-07-12 09:27

Can you bake in the libz workaround, please?

# cd /usr/lib/vmware/lib/
# mv
# ln -s /usr/lib/ .

That would be very handy.

orson commented on 2017-07-05 06:50

I second will.price94's comment. I had to apply these patches to run VMware Player 12.5.2 build-4638234 with kernel 4.11.6-3.

Note these are incremental patches, for me it was enough to rename them to
vmnet-12.5.2-4.11.patch and vmmon-12.5.2-4.11.patch, copy to /usr/lib/vmware/modules/patches and rerun vmware-patch. Now vmplayer is all up and running.


rains commented on 2017-07-03 13:48

updated to 12.5.7, no changes were made except bumping version.

rains commented on 2017-07-03 10:16

@all i tested thoese patches 2 months ago, it applied failed with vmware-12.5.6, and vmware-12.5.6 worked fine with 4.11 without any patches on my computer.
i'm sure i installed the latest version of vmware-patch with the newly installed vmware-12.5.6, it worked fine, but it seems not working well on someone else's system.
so i don't know what i should do with this problem now.
would you please provide more information for me? guys.
i started doing maintaining of this package since 2 or 3 versions ago.
I feel that my ability is not enough to keep it working properly, i need your help.
thanks for Det's great works and welcome to join the maintainers.

will.price94 commented on 2017-06-30 08:23

Currently seems to fail to compile on kernel 4.11

I applied the patches here:

with success

Det commented on 2017-06-29 18:41

I'm disowning this. I used to enjoy hacking it together back in the day, but now I haven't even touched it for almost two years, and rains should be the new maintainer to decide onward.

I did a full write up some time ago of my "farewell speech", which I've been meaning to post, but now I'm like nah. You can read it there:

markd89 commented on 2017-06-24 14:23


I am running VMWare Player 7.1.4 (the last rev to support Unity under Linux hosts).

I am upgrading Debian 8 to Debian 9 which will mean Kernel 4.9 instead of

Can I use this patch as-is or any other hacks I will need.

My Linux-fu level is only about medium strength so any help much appreciated.


wzrd commented on 2017-06-07 08:57

thanks @ronengi, that did it