[CentOS] vmware-server-console not installed

Tue Apr 27 20:35:37 UTC 2010
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 4/27/2010 2:48 PM, Scott Silva wrote:
>>>> You don't need to downgrade for the whole OS, you can just do it for
>>>> VMware.  See the procedure in the first comment in this bug
>>>> http://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=3884.  I have done that and it
>>>> works fine.  Just remember that if you update vmware, the edits to
>>>> vmware-hostd will be undone, so you need to redo them.
>>> I'm not "downgrading the whole OS" only GLibC, Timezone, and NSCD packages. Once I did that, the latest version of VMWare Server loads just fine.
>> Does anyone else think it is extremely strange that Red Hat introduced
>> an incompatible base library change late in the life of their enterprise
>> OS?  Or that VMware hasn't followed with a matching change in subsequent
>> updates?  I don't get it.
> RedHat will post a change like that if the needed fixes cannot be backported
> for some reason... It is rare, but does happen

The breakage seems to be RH/Centos specific.  Does no one else use that 
libc version?

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com