VMware packages fail to start after upgrade



  • AFter upgrade from 2.3.3 to 2.3.4, both vmware-guestd and vmware-kmod refuse to start.  Manually clicking the start button leads to an endless spinner and this in the logs:

    May 5 08:37:28 php-fpm 37584 /index.php: The command '/usr/local/etc/rc.d/vmware-kmod status' returned exit code '1', the output was 'Checking vmmemctl kernel module: not loaded Checking vmxnet kernel module: not loaded Checking vmblock kernel module: not loaded'
    May 5 08:37:28 php-fpm 37584 /index.php: The command '/usr/local/etc/rc.d/vmware-kmod status' returned exit code '1', the output was 'Checking vmmemctl kernel module: not loaded Checking vmxnet kernel module: not loaded Checking vmblock kernel module: not loaded'
    May 5 08:37:28 php-fpm 37584 /index.php: The command '/usr/local/etc/rc.d/vmware-guestd status' returned exit code '1', the output was 'vmware_guestd is not running.'
    May 5 08:37:28 php-fpm 37584 /index.php: The command '/usr/local/etc/rc.d/vmware-guestd status' returned exit code '1', the output was 'vmware_guestd is not running.'



  • Reinstalling the package seems to have fixed it.


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