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When installing VMware on Fedora 5 Vmware is looking for the location of the C header files

dgtlpulse2k asked
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Last Modified: 2013-12-15
When installing Vmware for linux on Fedora 5 I get a msg asking for the location of the C header files. I hit enter for the default directory ie /usr/src/liux/include but it says it's not a existing directory? Please help?
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VMWare needs to complile a kernel library.
You need to install the "kernel source" package to get the required header files.

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If you type the following you should get the kernel development files:

yum install kernel-devel

If it asks for a location of where you kernel is located input /usr/src/kernel/<kernel version>
if it dosnt ask it should automatically detect the location.

I had the same problem, and what i did was that, first i install VMware and then i had to isntall vmware-any-any-update100, it will find the /usr/src/include by it self. But you have to intall the Kernel.SRC first and then you install vmware, and before config run the vmware-any- update

You can go in the http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/5/i386/os/Fedora/RPMS/ and find the source.

and then you do teh

yum install kernel-devel

and thats it
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