Tuesday, September 29, 2009

VMware Server 1.0.x library dependency problem

In the beginning of the year, I wrote this article about some problems between older VMware server 1.0.x and newer Linux distributions. The problem is related to the vmware kernel modules whose source code are not compatible with newer Linux kernels.

I was surprised with one thing. When I upgraded VMware Server from version 1.0.8 to 1.0.9, VMware Server console stopped working. The new version was installed on the same system (OpenSUSE 11.1) as the old one, so I don't understand the reason. The important thing is I found a solution. The new version began producing these new error messages after trying to run vmware command:
/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/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: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/libgio-2.0.so.0: undefined symbol: g_thread_gettime
I have tried to unset this environment variable influencing behavior of GTK2 applications:
Otherwise, the variable is referencing related gtkrc files defining GTK2 user's environment. Try it and I hope it will help.

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