Package Details: vmware-workstation 15.5.1-3

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/vmware-workstation.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: vmware-workstation
Description: The industry standard for running multiple operating systems as virtual machines on a single Linux PC.
Upstream URL: https://www.vmware.com/products/workstation-for-linux.html
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: 108
Popularity: 5.27
First Submitted: 2017-02-10 19:04
Last Updated: 2019-12-21 18:02

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jihem commented on 2020-02-10 17:29

After the first installation, please:

1) install the appropriate headers package(s) for your installed kernel(s): linux-headers for default kernel, linux-lts-headers for LTS kernel...

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

3) 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

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jihem commented on 2020-02-10 17:36

@grunix: I added the step of installing headers package in the pinned comment.

jihem commented on 2020-02-10 17:29

After the first installation, please:

1) install the appropriate headers package(s) for your installed kernel(s): linux-headers for default kernel, linux-lts-headers for LTS kernel...

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

3) 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

grunix commented on 2020-02-09 18:41

@friday: what's about a warning if the headers of to the running kernel are not installed to the system? (Or at least a sticky comment here) This will save every new user >=10 minutes...

friday commented on 2020-01-26 03:06

@grunix That's not possible. linux-headers are just for people running linux. For alt kernels such as linux-lts and linux-zen it's linux-lts-headers, linux-zen-headers (and more variants). You can have multiple kernels and kernel headers on the same system, so dependencies can't catch this.

@trumee: Pick the "try" option, then only use VMWare Player (not Workstation). It won't expire.

grunix commented on 2020-01-25 14:51

please add linux-headers at least to the build dependencies. Missing vmmon module was caused by missing linux-headers packet on my system.

trumee commented on 2020-01-25 06:45

I want to use the non-commerical player. When i run /usr/bin/vmplayer, i get an window to trial vmware for 15 to 30 days. How can i get rid of this screen?

jihem commented on 2020-01-03 16:03

I generally build and test the package with macOS support, that's why .SCRINFO contains the dependencies for macOS support. It's the problem for PKGBUILDs with options: the .SCRINFO can match with only one configuration. I think I should always build the .SRCINFO for default configuration (without macOS support) in the future.

I don't know why pkgbuilder installs dependencies from .SCRINFO but makepkg ignores this file and only use the PKGBUILD.

GiRa commented on 2020-01-03 11:32

jihem, you are right. It seems I just found a bug in pkgbuilder then. It pulls in it as a build dependency anyway, so I patched .SRCINFO and PKGBUILD and run makepkg manually.

I noticed that makepkg does not complain about missing uefitool-git when running manually. Thanks for your patience :)

jihem commented on 2020-01-03 11:24

GiRa: I agree with you. But it's already the case, if you read the PKGBUILD you will see this dependency is only added when the variable _enable_macOS_guests is set.

GiRa commented on 2020-01-03 10:14

I think that uefitool-git should not be required by default. It's needed only for people who want to run MacOS.