3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 24, 2009 12:52 PM by eaglefly22

    Configuration/compiling errors of VMWare Tools with SLES 11 Guest

    VMChristianR Lurker

      I tried a standard installation of SLES 11 (prerelease, 64bit) on a VMWare ESX 3.5 server as guest system.


      Just after the inital installation of SLES11 i start the installation

      of the vmware tools-RPM over VMWare Infrastructure Client. The

      RPM-Installation finished without a problem and after that i can start

      the configuration with the vmware-config-tools.pl and there i got to

      the installation of the modules, they failed directly to be compiled

      into the kernel with the following error:


      ##Your kernel was built with

      "gcc" version 4.3.2, while your are trying to use "/usr/bin/gcc"

      version "4.3". This configuration is not recommended and VMware Tools

      may crash if you'll continue. PLease try to use exactly same compiler

      as one used for building your kernel. Do you want to go with compiler

      "/usr/bin/gcc" version "4.3" anyway? (no)##


      No is the given choice an d i choose YES.

      Then the build process starts and at the end i got the error for the following



      • Unable to built the vmmemctl module (Memory driver)

      • Unable to built the vmhgfs module (Filesystem driver)

      • Unable to built the vmxnet module (Network device driver)


      Does anyone have a solution for this problem? 



      kind regards