brent timothy saner on 16 Jul 2008 14:29:10 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] VMware in Ubuntu repos?

JP Vossen wrote:

> OK, so we are getting the same results then. :-/  It's not even that 
> it's difficult to do, but a) I dislike going outside the packaging 
> system and b) you have to recompile at every kernel update and the way 
> the GUI handles that is terrible.
> Once you've install the correct packages (which does NOT, NOT, NOT 
> including doing "linux-headers-`uname -r`" [1]), it's simple enough to 
> run 'sudo'.  The problem is that the GUI simply fails 
> to start in such a case.  So unless you either Just Know what's 
> happening or you try it from the CLI, you have no clue why it suddenly 
> won't work.  IMO that's a serious bug that VMware should have fixed a 
> long, long time ago, even via a trivial wrapper script. :-(
> FWIW, my idea of the correct i386 packages is:
> 'aptitude install xinetd build-essential linux-headers-generic'
> Then there are other issues such as missing symlinks and USB stuff that 
> the script in handles. 
> But it does commit the cardinal `uname -r` sin.

or just use virtualbox...

/me ducks
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