When trying to build the VMware tools in my Ubuntu 9.10 64 bit guest on a VMware Server 2.0.2 host with Debian 5 I'm getting strange errors like:
Building the vmmemctl module. Using 2.6.x kernel build system. make: Gehe in Verzeichnis '/tmp/vmware-config8/vmmemctl-only' make -C /lib/modules/2.6.31-19-server/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules make: Betrete Verzeichnis '/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.31-19-server' CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config8/vmmemctl-only/backdoorGcc64.o In file included from /tmp/vmware-config8/vmmemctl-only/backdoor.h:29, from /tmp/vmware-config8/vmmemctl-only/backdoorGcc64.c:38: /tmp/vmware-config8/vmmemctl-only/vm_basic_types.h:108:7: warning: "__FreeBSD__" is not defined CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config8/vmmemctl-only/os.o In file included from /tmp/vmware-config8/vmmemctl-only/os.c:51: /tmp/vmware-config8/vmmemctl-only/compat_wait.h:78: error: conflicting types for ‘poll_initwait’ include/linux/poll.h:70: note: previous declaration of ‘poll_initwait’ was here make: *** [/tmp/vmware-config8/vmmemctl-only/os.o] Fehler 1 make: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config8/vmmemctl-only] Fehler 2 make: Verlasse Verzeichnis '/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.31-19-server' make: *** [vmmemctl.ko] Fehler 2 make: Verlasse Verzeichnis '/tmp/vmware-config8/vmmemctl-only' Unable to build the vmmemctl module.
I googled half the Internet but couldn't come to a solution. None of the kernel modules seems to build correctly.
While googling I read something about a bug in this kernel tree.