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Old 07-19-2008, 07:08 AM   #4
Antartica
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apt-get update
still doesn't work so well and libXts seems to have missing dependencies. I thought of using apt-get build-dep but I have problems stating things on debian.org now. It's time for bed.
I didn't test the scratchbox environment for apt-get use, so it may have a lot of missing steps to get that working.

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Originally Posted by Sunn Sunn View Post
ĦAh! It searches on packages.debian.org! Very clever.
Yep. The script connects to packages.debian.org to search for the file you request, then it downloads the source package from debian and tries to apply the debian patches on it. Finally, it attempts a configure/make/makeinstall.

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Originally Posted by Sunn Sunn View Post
I was in luck because I followed that part of the tutorial today, including getting the 20080718 version. BTW, now the wiki page has a different tarball for the tar xzf command, it doesn't reflect the updated wget command.
Fixed.

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Originally Posted by Sunn Sunn View Post
Thank you! I don't have VMWare, so I'll have to stick it out with a scratchbox environment for unix.
Having it working natively is more convenient (as a matter of fact, I don't use myself the vmware image for iliad development), but compiling/packaging vmware on debian (etch) is not that hard; I used vmware-package to do it (although I had to backport the one in sid to get it working correctly). It finally obtained the following (the vmdk.zip is from somewhere else, and the howto.txt is a remind for myself):
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$ ls -l
total 87236
-r--r--r-- 1 user  user       241 2007-09-29 12:57 howto.txt
-r--r--r-- 1 user  user     20938 2007-09-06 10:09 vmdk.zip
-r--r--r-- 1 user  user  10848972 2007-09-06 13:44 vmware-bin_2.0.0.45731.0_i386.deb
-r--r--r-- 1 user  user    777328 2007-09-06 13:44 vmware-common_2.0.0.45731.0_all.deb
-r--r--r-- 1 user  user    299632 2007-09-06 13:44 vmware-kernel-source_2.0.0.45731.0_all.deb
-r--r--r-- 1 user  user  10183044 2007-09-06 13:44 vmware-lib_2.0.0.45731.0_i386.deb
-r--r--r-- 1 user  user     24650 2007-09-06 13:32 vmware-package_0.14_all.deb
-r--r--r-- 1 user  user      1142 2007-09-06 13:44 vmware-player_2.0.0.45731.0_i386.changes
-r--r--r-- 1 user  user    608394 2007-09-06 13:44 vmware-player_2.0.0.45731.0_i386.deb
-r--r--r-- 1 user  user  66424421 2007-09-06 11:07 VMware-player-2.0.0-45731.i386.tar.gz
$
The contents of the howto.txt reminder are instructions on what to do with the kernel modules:
Code:
$ cat howto.txt 
module-assistant build vmware-kernel-source
dpkg -i vmware-kernel-modules-2.6.18-4-686_2.0.0.45731.0+2.6.18.dfsg.1-12etch2_i386.deb 
mkdir /var/local/vmware
chmod 777 /var/local/vmware/
mkdir -p /usr/lib/vmware/licenses/site
vmware-acetool 
$
Hope that helps to get you started if you want to give it a try.

Last edited by Antartica; 07-19-2008 at 07:11 AM.
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