vmware-guestd6: error during make install

Rob Farmer rfarmer at predatorlabs.net
Fri Sep 3 19:53:37 UTC 2010

On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 06:01, Matthias Apitz <guru at unixarea.de> wrote:
> I tried to install the vmware-freebsd-tools.tar.gz directly as
> VMWare.com it provides (I have compat6x already installed for some other
> reason). But in vmware-freebsd-tools.tar.gz there are only kernel
> modules for FreeBSD 6 and 7 and using the modules for 7 it crashes, ofc.
> Who can I get the tools installed?

My EULA says:

3.4	VMware Tools.  You may distribute the VMware Tools to any third
party provided that (i) you only distribute the VMware Tools as a
whole in object code format whether or not as part of, the Virtual
Machine you create with the Software; (ii) you do not use VMware's
name, logo or trademarks to market the VMware Tools, except  you may
refer to VMware names, logos or trademarks to indicate that the VMware
Tools are compatible with or designed for use with the Software and
(iii) you agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend VMware from
and against any claims or lawsuits, including attorneys' fees, that
arise or result from your use or distribution of VMware Tools.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, you may distribute and modify the Open
Source Software of VMware Tools; however, VMware may not provide any
support, pursuant to Section 5, for such modified VMware Tools.

Assuming you aren't in a US export restricted country (Cuba, Iran,
North Korea, Sudan, and Syria) I should be able to give you a legal

This is the ISO that ships with Workstation 7.1.1 build-282343. It has
kernel modules for 8.0 i386 & amd64.


Rob Farmer

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