Package Details: vmware-workstation 15.1.0-2

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Package Base: vmware-workstation
Description: The industry standard for running multiple operating systems as virtual machines on a single Linux PC.
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Keywords: dkms ovftool player vmplayer vmware workstation
Licenses: custom
Conflicts: vmware-modules-dkms, vmware-ovftool, vmware-patch, vmware-systemd-services
Provides: vmware-ovftool
Submitter: Synthead
Maintainer: jihem
Last Packager: jihem
Votes: 91
Popularity: 3.381508
First Submitted: 2017-02-10 19:04
Last Updated: 2019-05-17 17:07

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jihem commented on 2019-03-10 18:37

When you update to version 15.0.2-4, you should see an error telling that some files already exist. This is normal, the reason is that some files previously included in this package are now provided by another package (vmware-keymaps) which is now a dependency.

One solution is to install vmware-keymaps with the option --overwrite usr/lib/vmware/xkeymap/\* before updating vmware-workstation. Another solution is to uninstall your current version of vmware-workstation, then build and install the new version (with vmware-keymaps dependency).

jihem commented on 2017-10-22 09:29

After the first installation, please:

1) reboot or load vmw_vmci and vmmon kernel modules (modprobe -a vmw_vmci vmmon)

2) Enable the services you need:

  • vmware-networks.service: to have network access inside VMs

  • vmware-usbarbitrator.service: to connect USB devices inside VMs

  • vmware-hostd.service: to share VMs on the network

For people who would stay on VMware 14, you can switch to vmware-workstation14 package.

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cyrinux commented on 2019-05-17 08:32


Macosx part seems broken :) ... FAILED ... FAILED

strayArch commented on 2019-05-16 17:47

15.1.0 requires the patches to be updated (version increment and updpkgsums does not build). Not 100% my patch is correct But, build, rmmod vmw_vmci vmmon && modprobe -a vmw_vmci vmmon, start vmware. Worked for me. Hope that helps.

douggle commented on 2019-05-16 00:33

as of May 14th, this package is out of date, the new version is 15.1.0 which I assume has fixes for the updated 5.1.2 kernel.

lawndoc commented on 2019-05-08 05:04

I get an error when trying to start workstation (installation was successful):

Segmentation fault (core dumped)

I am unable to start workstation through gui (silent failure) nor cli (via 'vmware' command). I believe it's stemming from vmware-modconfig which also gives the segfault error.

FirstAirBender commented on 2019-05-07 20:04

Remember to install linux-headers so that the kernel modules can be compiled against it. It is listed as an optional dependency and therefore is not required to be installed

wrexthor commented on 2019-04-13 16:46

EDIT In case someone else have the same problem, disable firejail with sudo firecfg --clean Install and then re-enable firejail, solved it for me.

I get an error when trying to install. Been looking for an answer all over but not managed to find any solution yet, any ideas?

==> Patching vmmon module for DKMS ERROR: object '' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (cannot open shared object file): ignored. /usr/bin/patch: **** Can't change to directory /var/tmp/pamac-build-boss/vmware-workstation/pkg/vmware-workstation/usr/src/vmware-workstation-15.0.4_12990004/vmmon-only : No such file or directory ==> ERROR: A failure occurred in package(). Aborting...

GiRa commented on 2019-03-28 10:29

jihem: thanks for the reply. I understand your situation.

I can patch the .SRCINFO and PKGBUILD files at the update. No big deal. Thanks again for explaining.

buzo commented on 2019-03-27 17:00

jihem: I have just installed/updated vmware-keymaps and vmware-workstation with a single pacman command – without any special command line options. You will only get problems if you are trying to do that using two steps.

zangoku commented on 2019-03-18 01:15

@jhem thank you that worked!

jihem commented on 2019-03-17 08:24

zangoku: try to add a backslash before the character *