I am trying to install VMware with the instructions at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VMware/Player
I get an error that tells me to look into a log file, which contains:
Extracting the vmmon source from "/usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmmon.tar". Successfully extracted the vmmon source. Building module with command "/usr/bin/make -j4 -C /tmp/modconfig-GoVdrH/vmmon-only auto-build HEADER_DIR=/lib/modules/4.15.0-22-generic/build/include CC=/usr/bin/gcc IS_GCC_3=no" Failed to build vmmon. Failed to execute the build command.
To figure out what was wrong exactly, I ran
vmware-modconfig --console --install-all on the command line, and it revealed these errors:
./arch/x86/include/asm/processor-flags.h:39:0: note: this is the location of the previous definition #define CR3_PCID_MASK 0xFFFull ^ /tmp/modconfig-3S1CBa/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:256:12: error: ‘struct timer_list’ has no member named ‘data’ tscTimer.data = 0; unsigned int lockedPages = global_page_state(NR_PAGETABLE) + ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ global_numa_state /tmp/modconfig-3S1CBa/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c: In function ‘init_module’: /tmp/modconfig-3S1CBa/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:338:4: error: implicit declaration of function ‘init_timer’; did you mean ‘init_timers’? [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration] init_timer(&tscTimer); ^~~~~~~~~~ init_timers /tmp/modconfig-3S1CBa/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c: In function ‘HostIF_InitUptime’: init_timers /tmp/modconfig-3S1CBa/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c:1754:31: error: assignment from incompatible pointer type [-Werror=incompatible-pointer-types] uptimeState.timer.function = HostIFUptimeResyncMono; LinuxDriverSyncReadTSCs(uint64 *delta) // OUT: TSC max - TSC min ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ cc1: some warnings being treated as errors cc1: some warnings being treated as errors scripts/Makefile.build:332: recipe for target '/tmp/modconfig-3S1CBa/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.o' failed make: *** [/tmp/modconfig-3S1CBa/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.o] Error 1 Makefile:110: recipe for target 'vmmon.ko' failed make: *** [vmmon.ko] Error 2
How to fix it, or make implicit-function-declaration and incompatible-pointer-types be not considered as errros?
Or any easier method to install the latest VMware on 18.04?
Note: Different error from VMWare Workstation Pro 12 on Ubuntu 16.04 cannot compile vmmon
Install the latest version 14.1.2. The bug has been fixed. See here. Here is the download link.