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where kernel headers files are?

asked 2013-02-16 12:32:43 -0500

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updated 2013-02-21 07:09:46 -0500

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I need to install VMWare and I think kernel header files files are in /usr/src/kernels/3.7.6-102.fc17.i686/include/linux When I put this path in the program VMWare, which is asking for these files but there is error. Why the path does not work? Any help would be aprecciated. Thanks in Advance.

I have this in my terminal:

[root@212 include]# cd /usr/src/kernels/3.7.6-102.fc17.i686/include/linux
[root@212 linux]# dir
8250_pci.h      i2c.h            pci.h
acct.h          i2c-mux-gpio.h       pci_hotplug.h
acpi.h          i2c-mux.h        pci_ids.h
acpi_io.h       i2c-mux-pinctrl.h    pda_power.h
acpi_pmtmr.h        i2c-ocores.h         percpu_counter.h
adb.h           i2c-omap.h       percpu-defs.h
adfs_fs.h       i2c-pca-platform.h   percpu.h
aer.h           i2c-pnx.h        percpu-rwsem.h
agp_backend.h       i2c-pxa.h        perf_event.h
agpgart.h       i2c-smbus.h      perf_regs.h
ahci_platform.h     i2c-tegra.h      personality.h
aio.h           i2c-xiic.h       pfn.h
alarmtimer.h        i2o.h            phonedev.h
altera_jtaguart.h   i7300_idle.h         phonet.h
altera_uart.h       i8042.h          phy_fixed.h
amba            i8253.h          phy.h
amd-iommu.h     i82593.h         pid.h
amifd.h         icmp.h           pid_namespace.h
amifdreg.h      icmpv6.h         pim.h
amigaffs.h      ide.h            pinctrl
anon_inodes.h       idr.h            pipe_fs_i.h
a.out.h         ieee80211.h      pktcdvd.h
apm_bios.h      if_arp.h         platform_data
apm-emulation.h     if_bridge.h      platform_device.h
apple_bl.h      if_eql.h         plist.h
arcdevice.h     if_ether.h       pm_clock.h
asn1_ber_bytecode.h if_fddi.h        pm_domain.h
asn1_decoder.h      if_frad.h        pm.h
asn1.h          if_link.h        pm_qos.h
async.h         if_ltalk.h       pm_runtime.h
async_tx.h      if_macvlan.h         pmu.h
ata.h           if_phonet.h      pm_wakeup.h
atalk.h         if_pppol2tp.h        pnfs_osd_xdr.h
ata_platform.h      if_pppox.h       pnp.h
ath9k_platform.h    if_team.h        poison.h
atmdev.h        if_tun.h         poll.h
atmel-mci.h     if_tunnel.h      posix_acl.h
atmel_pdc.h     if_vlan.h        posix_acl_xattr.h
atmel-pwm-bl.h      igmp.h           posix-clock.h
atmel_pwm.h     ihex.h           posix-timers.h
atmel_serial.h      iio          power
atmel-ssc.h     ima.h            power_supply.h
atmel_tc.h      in6.h            ppp_channel.h
atm.h           inetdevice.h         ppp-comp.h
atm_suni.h      inet_diag.h      ppp_defs.h
atm_tcp.h       inet.h           pps-gpio.h
atomic.h        inet_lro.h       pps_kernel.h
attribute_container.h   in.h             preempt.h
audit.h         init.h           prefetch.h
auto_dev-ioctl.h    init_ohci1394_dma.h  printk.h
auto_fs.h       initrd.h         prio_heap.h
auxvec.h        init_task.h      proc_fs.h
average.h       inotify.h        profile.h
b1pcmcia.h      input            projid.h
backing-dev.h       input.h          proportions.h
backlight.h     input-polldev.h      pstore.h
basic_mmio_gpio.h   integrity.h      pstore_ram.h
bcd.h           intel-iommu.h        pti.h
bch.h           intel_mid_dma.h      ptp_classify.h
bcm2835_timer.h     intel_pmic_gpio.h    ptp_clock_kernel.h
bcma            interrupt.h      ptrace.h
bfin_mac.h      interval_tree_generic.h  pwm_backlight.h
binfmts.h       interval_tree.h      pwm.h
bio.h           ioc3.h           pxa168_eth.h
bitmap.h        ioc4.h           pxa2xx_ssp.h
bitops.h        iocontext.h      qnx6_fs.h
bitrev.h        io.h             quicklist.h
bit_spinlock.h      io-mapping.h         quota.h
blkdev.h        iommu.h          quotaops.h
blk-iopoll.h        iommu-helper.h       radix-tree.h
blktrace_api.h      ioport.h         raid ...
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answered 2013-02-16 13:22:12 -0500

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If you need kernel headers then install the package kernel-headers-3.7.6-102.fc17.i686.rpm. To see the path, list the contents of the package:

$ rpm -ql kernel-headers



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that command is wrong because the package is already installed with yum, I don't know what you wanted to do... anyway, I have never used vmware, so I can't help you with that...

skytux gravatar imageskytux ( 2013-02-16 17:44:32 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-02-18 09:17:25 -0500

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Fedora has apparently moved (or overlooked) a particular version.h file that VMware requires. The fix (it's on askfedora somewhere, I believe, that's where I found it) is to run

cp /usr/include/linux/version.h /lib/modules/<kernel-version>/build/include/linux/

Ah here's the thread with the fix

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answered 2013-02-21 07:58:47 -0500

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updated 2013-02-21 08:17:48 -0500

Do a:

sudo yum install kernel-devel

It's unwise to run around with mismatching kernel versions after an update, so then do a:

sudo yum update

to pull in all the other packages, since you're install will most likely pull in a newer kernel if you haven't updated lately. Once this is done, reboot, then try whatever you were doing again.

Edit: Saw the other reply's post about the version.h this too:

sudo cp /usr/include/linux/version.h /lib/modules/3.7.2-204.fc18.x86_64/build/include/linux/

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