My ongoing experiences with Ubuntu, and later Mythbuntu, as a media center with MythTV. I'm also using the system for a virtual machine server, a mediawiki server and a general all around home infrastructure base.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Installing VMware server 1.07

I saw there was a new version (1.07) of vmware-server available, so I went ahead and pulled it down and installed it.

One thing I quickly figured out was you can't skip running /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl - if you do that you won't find the VMWare Server Console in your Applications menu. I did just take the default answer for everything.

Once that was done I tried firing up the Console, but it wouldn't start. No error message, it would just appear in the task list and then disappear. Trying to run it from the commandline resulted in the following error:
# /usr/bin/vmware
/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware: /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libgcc_s.so.1/libgcc_s.so.1: version `GCC_3.4' not found (required by /usr/lib/libcairo.so.2)
/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware: /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libgcc_s.so.1/libgcc_s.so.1: version `GCC_4.2.0' not found (required by /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6)
/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware: /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libgcc_s.so.1/libgcc_s.so.1: version `GCC_3.4' not found (required by /usr/lib/libcairo.so.2)
/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware: /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libgcc_s.so.1/libgcc_s.so.1: version `GCC_4.2.0' not found (required by /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6)
/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware: /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libgcc_s.so.1/libgcc_s.so.1: version `GCC_3.4' not found (required by /usr/lib/libcairo.so.2)
/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware: /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libgcc_s.so.1/libgcc_s.so.1: version `GCC_4.2.0' not found (required by /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6)


Ok, time to google and, as usual, the net comes through.

# cd /usr/lib/vmware/lib
# mkdir bak
# mv libgcc_s.so.1/libgcc_s.so.1 bak


And all seems good now.
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