Some time ago I uninstalled workstation pro on one of my Fedora Linux systems. That system has since been updated to Fedora 37. Today during an update to the system I got the following error:
Cloning into 'vmware-host-modules'...
fatal: Remote branch workstation- not found in upstream origin
/etc/kernel/install.d/99-vmmodules.install: line 20: cd: vmware-host-modules: No such file or directory
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
make: *** No rule to make target 'install'. Stop.
warning: %posttrans(kernel-core-6.0.15-300.fc37.x86_64) scriptlet failed, exit status 2
Error in POSTTRANS scriptlet in rpm package kernel-core
The error occurs as a result of this line:
VMWARE_VERSION=$(cat /etc/vmware/config | grep player.product.version | sed '/.*\"\(.*\)\".*/ s//\1/g')
Even though Workstation Pro has been uninstalled /etc/vmware/config still exists with the following data:
.encoding = "UTF-8"
installerDefaults.componentDownloadEnabled = "yes"
installerDefaults.autoSoftwareUpdateEnabled.epoch = "8066165664"
installerDefaults.dataCollectionEnabled.epoch = "9436500008"
installerDefaults.transferVersion = "1"
installerDefaults.autoSoftwareUpdateEnabled = "yes"
product.name = "VMware Workstation"
telemetryUUID = "b0e8b526-887e-11e9-b472-4cd98f6d8721"
acceptEULA = "yes"
acceptOVFEULA = "yes"
installerDefaults.dataCollectionEnabled = "no"
installerDefaults.dataCollectionEnabled.initialized = "yes"
How do I make sure there is no trace of VMware on the system?
I have reported this problem to Fedora as well.