VMWare Compile/Install Errors in Fedora 21

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If you’re seeing the following VMWare errors during compile, you need patches:

/usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vsock-only/linux/af_vsock.orig.c:2873:18: error: incompatible types when assigning to type ‘kuid_t’ from type ‘uid_t’
/usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmnet-only/netif.c:152:64: error: macro "alloc_netdev" requires 4 arguments, but only 3 given
    dev = alloc_netdev(sizeof *netIf, deviceName, VNetNetIfSetup);
/usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmnet-only/netif.c:152:10: error: ‘alloc_netdev’ undeclared (first use in this function)

Switch to root and install the necessary packages which may be missing.

su -
yum install kernel-dev* gcc*  patch

Move to the VMWare directory

cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source

Download and uncompress the patches

wget http://www.blackcatsw.com/downloads/vmware/vmw_patches.tar.gz
wget http://www.blackcatsw.com/downloads/vmware/vsock_10.0.0.5.patch
tar -zxvf vmw_patches.tar.gz

Make a backup copy of the VMWare source

cp vmci.tar vmci.tar.orig
cp vmnet.tar vmnet.tar.orig
cp vsock.tar vsock.tar.orig

Untar the VMWare source

tar -xf vmci.tar
tar -xf vmnet.tar
tar -xf vsock.tar

Apply patches

patch -p0 < vmnet.patch
patch -p0 < vsock_10.0.0.5.patch

Tar the source

tar -cf vmci.tar vmci-only/
tar -cf vmnet.tar vmnet-only/
tar -cf vsock.tar vsock-only/

Run the VMWare intaller

# vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

The patches above are a compilation from various sources.

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