Workstation 8.0.3 and 8.0.4 on Precise Pangolin 12.04

For those running Workstation on a Linux host.  Here is a great script developed for updating the installer when you get a failure on the network stack kernel recompile.

In the script replace the vmreqver=8.0.2 with vmreqver=8.0.3 and then run the shell script and the vmware workstation installation compiles.

Very Handy!


Testing the update against Workstation 8.0.4  (as the original installer still doesn't work) changing the script module again to 8.0.4 instead of 8.0.3 or 8.0.2 works.

As the script runs it also touches a zero bytes file named .patched in


this file must be deleted before  you can patch the system.


tjnic said…
Awesome, as you say, it works like a dream. Thanks for the link :)
Anonymous said…
I had 8.0.2 patched and running on 12.04 then updated to 8.0.3. I renamed the entry in the patch as described, but before it would rerun the patch I had to remove /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/.patched Reran the patch and now my virtual life is good again.
Rueb said…
This works perfectly. Must appreciated.
Toan said…
Worked perfectly after I changed 8.02 -> 8.03 and 4.02 -> 4.03. I'm using VMWare Player. Thanks!!
Mephitis said…
Worked like a charm after all futile attempts !! Thanks !!