we are using a nfs based diskless booted environment. The filesystem for the clients is located on the server within a chroot. Everything has to be installed on the server, unfortunately the present approach of vmware-config.pl to always compile and load the required kernel modules makes it impossible for us to properly configure vmware workstation on the server. We are anyway using the debian kernel packaging method to compile and install the modules, so there's absolutely no need for vmware-config.pl to do this job.
Would you please consider to add this patch to vmware-config.pl?