I am trying to install vmware 8 on kubuntu bionic with gcc-7.3. The installation process went well until the message "gcc is not found". gcc is there but I guess vmware 8 is too old and does not recognize gcc version 7.3.
I have tried to manually compiled the modules (vmmon and stuff) but an error came out. An example is shown below.
/usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:At top level: /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:175:19: error: initialization from incompatible pointer type [-Werror=incompatible-pointer-types] .fault =LinuxDriverFault ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:175:19: note:(near initialization for‘vmuser_mops.fault’) /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:In function ‘init_module’: /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:346:4: error: implicit declaration of function ‘init_timer’; did you mean ‘init_timers’?[-Werror=implicit-function-declaration] init_timer(&linuxState.pollTimer); ^~~~~~~~~~ init_timers