2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 2, 2015 9:40 AM by swirly

    unable to compile vmware hgfs driver on Debian wheezy  with kernel 3.2.0-4-amd64, vmware fusion 7.1.1 and latest vmware-tools

    swirly Lurker



      Everything is in the title. I wanted to recompile vware tools because copy and paste was not working anymore after kernel upgrade. But the recompile failed and I lost hgfs support.

      Here is the error :


      make: entrant dans le répertoire « /tmp/modconfig-ihecbM/vmhgfs-only »

      /usr/bin/make -C /lib/modules/3.2.0-4-amd64/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \

            MODULEBUILDDIR= modules

      make[1]: entrant dans le répertoire « /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-4-amd64 »

        CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-ihecbM/vmhgfs-only/backdoorGcc64.o

        CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-ihecbM/vmhgfs-only/backdoor.o

        CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-ihecbM/vmhgfs-only/bdhandler.o

        CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-ihecbM/vmhgfs-only/cpName.o

        CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-ihecbM/vmhgfs-only/cpNameLinux.o

        CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-ihecbM/vmhgfs-only/cpNameLite.o

        CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-ihecbM/vmhgfs-only/dentry.o

        CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-ihecbM/vmhgfs-only/dir.o

        CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-ihecbM/vmhgfs-only/file.o

        CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-ihecbM/vmhgfs-only/filesystem.o

        CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-ihecbM/vmhgfs-only/fsutil.o

        CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-ihecbM/vmhgfs-only/hgfsBd.o

        CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-ihecbM/vmhgfs-only/hgfsEscape.o

        CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-ihecbM/vmhgfs-only/hgfsUtil.o

        CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-ihecbM/vmhgfs-only/inode.o

        CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-ihecbM/vmhgfs-only/link.o

      /tmp/modconfig-ihecbM/vmhgfs-only/inode.c: In function ‘HgfsPermission’:

      /tmp/modconfig-ihecbM/vmhgfs-only/inode.c:1983:34: error: ‘struct dentry’ has no member named ‘d_alias’

      /tmp/modconfig-ihecbM/vmhgfs-only/inode.c:1983:34: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type [enabled by default]

      /tmp/modconfig-ihecbM/vmhgfs-only/inode.c:1983:34: warning: (near initialization for ‘dentry’) [enabled by default]

      /tmp/modconfig-ihecbM/vmhgfs-only/inode.c:1983:34: error: ‘struct dentry’ has no member named ‘d_alias’

      make[4]: *** [/tmp/modconfig-ihecbM/vmhgfs-only/inode.o] Erreur 1

      make[4]: *** Attente des tâches non terminées....

      make[3]: *** [_module_/tmp/modconfig-ihecbM/vmhgfs-only] Erreur 2

      make[2]: *** [sub-make] Erreur 2

      make[1]: *** [all] Erreur 2

      make[1]: quittant le répertoire « /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-4-amd64 »

      make: *** [vmhgfs.ko] Erreur 2

      make: quittant le répertoire « /tmp/modconfig-ihecbM/vmhgfs-only »


      I think the problem should lie in version numbering test. For security reason, Debian security team backport some changes to kernel, and it seems there is a conflict there between the different numberings


      I've tried for the whole afternoon everything I googled. Usually, I've always managed theses three last years to find alone a solution. But

      * installing debian open-vm-tools does not work

      * the patches from rasa/vmware-tools-patches · GitHub neither

      After a whole afternoon, I decided to call for your wisdom.


      Thanks in advance