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Problem after install vmware on kali linux


I try install VMware-Player-14.0.0-6661328.x86_64 on kali-linux-2017.3-amd64

and when open vmware I get This error


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Just as prompt, you may need to install modules like gcc, make, etc. After then you can re-install WS14 again.


Good luck, Kali 2017.3 has GCC-7

I have re-installed kali 2017.3-amd64 many, many, many times thinking it was some process I missed,

finally after days and days of working on this I can tell you there is NO Solution I have found

its just a broken/compatibility system with Kernel 4.13 issue (I believe) ,

even if you can get gcc-5 on the system via unstable releases it wont work,

even if you get all the kernel headers still does not work.

even you install vmtools, mess with ld path, and change the sources list, to all kinds of weird stuff, still doesnt work !

apt-get install build-essential

apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)   <- FAILS

  E: Unable to locate package linux-headers-4.13.0-kali1-amd64

  E: Couldn't find any package by glob 'linux-headers-4.13.0-kali1-amd64'

  E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'linux-headers-4.13.0-kali1-amd64'

apt-get install linux-headers-amd64

Several people suggested   -   apt-get install --reinstall gcc-5

Reading package lists... Done

Building dependency tree      

Reading state information... Done

Package gcc-5 is not available, but is referred to by another package.

This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or

is only available from another source

E: Package 'gcc-5' has no installation candidate

I have followed every debian, ubuntu and kali report of GCC issues to see what solves this, I contacted VMWare multiple times and NO response.  If someone actually figures this out it would be nice to see a real solution besides  (look its in /usr/bin) no duh !


try this command it work

apt-get install gcc-6