no prebuilt modules for 2.6.15-25 and can't build with module-assistant

Bug #49924 reported by Jamie Strandboge on 2006-06-16
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vmware-player-kernel-2.6.15 (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

After upgrading to the latest dapper kernel today (security update), vmware fails to start with:
Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file or directory.
Please make sure that the kernel module `vmmon' is loaded.

Installing vmware-player-modules-source and using 'module-assistant a-i vmware-player-kernel-modules' fails, resulting in:
echo '# NOTE: THIS FILE IS AUTO-GENERATED FROM control.modules.in.in' > \
           debian/control.modules.in
 sed -e 's/@@KVERSION@@/2.6.15/g' \
             -e 's/@@ABIVER@@/2.6.15-23/g' \
            debian/control.modules.in.in >> debian/control.modules.in
 if [ "" ]; then \
         echo '# NOTE: THIS FILE IS AUTO-GENERATED FROM control.in' > \
           debian/control; \
         sed -e 's/@@KVERSION@@/2.6.15/g' \
             -e 's/@@ABIVER@@/2.6.15-23/g' \
            debian/control.in >> debian/control ; \
         fi
 dh_testdir
 /usr/bin/make -f debian/rules kdist_clean kdist_config binary-modules
 make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/modules/vmware-player-kernel'
 echo '# NOTE: THIS FILE IS AUTO-GENERATED FROM control.modules.in.in' > \
           debian/control.modules.in
 sed -e 's/@@KVERSION@@/2.6.15/g' \
             -e 's/@@ABIVER@@/2.6.15-23/g' \
            debian/control.modules.in.in >> debian/control.modules.in
 if [ "" ]; then \
         echo '# NOTE: THIS FILE IS AUTO-GENERATED FROM control.in' > \
           debian/control; \
         sed -e 's/@@KVERSION@@/2.6.15/g' \
             -e 's/@@ABIVER@@/2.6.15-23/g' \
            debian/control.in >> debian/control ; \
         fi
 dh_testdir
 dh_testdir: cannot read debian/control: No such file or directory

make[1]: *** [clean] Error 1
 make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/modules/vmware-player-kernel'
 make: *** [kdist_build] Error 2

To get it to compile, I did:
module-assistant a-i vmware-player-kernel
... it fails here ...
cd /usr/src/modules/vmware-player-kernel
cp ./debian/control.modules.in ./debian/control
module-assistant a-i vmware-player-kernel

Adriaan Peeters (apeeters) wrote :

Prebuilt nodules should be provided for all (current) Dapper kernels.

Changed in vmware-player-kernel-2.6.15:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed

Working on a fix now. Thanks for the reports!

trbs (trbs) wrote :

Thanks for fixing it. Waiting for the updates so i can use vmware player again for some Nexenta testing.

Elijah Lofgren (elijahlofgren) wrote :

Thanks for working on this, I too am waiting for an updated kernel module.

atie (atie-at-matrix) wrote :

Prebuilt modules for 2.6.15-26 missed too for recent dapper's kernel update.

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

I just released the packages, should be on the mirros in about two hours.

Changed in vmware-player-kernel-2.6.15:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released

Sorry to add to this issue more than one year after the last comment, but it looks like the same problem surface again.

It seems like the release process which produces a new vmware-player-kernel-modules-2.6.15.XX package each time a new linux-image-2.6.15-XX-686|k7 is released is broken. It worked fine with Breezy: For every kernel security update, a new vmware kernel module was also released -- as far as I could see.

My current situation is that
o vmplayer-2.6.15-28 works with linux-image-2.6.15-28 (player version is 2.6.15.10-11).
o vmplayer-2.6.15-29 fails with linux-image-2.6.15-29 with "Version mismatch with vmmon module: expecting 137.0, got 138.0." (player version is 2.6.15.11-13).
o vmplayer fails "Could not open /dev/vmmon" with linux-image-2.6.15-51 which is current at the time of my writing, without surprise, since there's no vmware-player-module-2.6.15-51.

So I need to keep my 2.6.15-28 image installed *and* boot that each time I want to use vmware-player.

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