vmware & breezy

John Ruschmeyer jruschme at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 15:16:09 UTC 2005

Lars Noldan wrote:

> I would like to inquire if anyone on this list has sucessfully 
> installed vmware 5.0 on breezy badger.
> Prior to reinstalling hoary on my test machine I was attempting to get 
> vmware loaded on breezy.  The problem I was running into is the breezy 
> gcc version is 4.something, and the kernel was compiled with 
> 3.4something (I understand exact error messages are more helpful and 
> will gladly go back and recreate them if it will help)  however any 
> suggestions are welcome.
> Thank you all in advance.
Well, I just install the free VMware player on breezy yesterday, so I 
think that counts...

First, you need to install gcc-3.4 (apt-get install gcc-3.4).

Open a terminal window to run the installer from. Set the CC environment 
variable to gcc-3.4

       $ export CC=gcc-3.4

Run the installer. At the point where the kernel modules are built, it 
should get the choice of C compiler from the CC variable.


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