VMware Server

Short step-by-step guide for installing VMware server on an Arch Linux System.
Package version may differ on your system.

1.) Download files from AUR :

Download “vmware-server-modules” from AUR
Download “vmware-server” from AUR

2.) Unpack files :

[user@workstation]$ tar -xvf vmware-server-modules.tar.gz
[user@workstation]$ tar -xvf vmware-server.tar.gz

3.) Development environment :

(install if missing)
[root@workstation]$ pacman -S base-devel

4.) Make vmware-server-modules package :

NOTE! Must be run as root user!
NOTE! Install dependencies if they are missing!
[user@workstation]$ cd vmware-server-modules
[root@workstation]$ makepkg –asroot

4a.) Install vmware-server-modules :

[root@workstation]$ pacman -U vmware-server-modules-1.0.4_56528-2-i686.pkg.tar.gz

5.) Make vmware-server package :

NOTE! Install dependencies if they are missing!
[user@workstation]$ cd vmware-server
[user@workstation]$ makepkg

6.) Install vmware-server :

[root@workstation]$ pacman -U vmware-server-1.0.4_56528-1-i686.pkg.tar.gz

Message from pacman :
>>> You need to configure VMware Server by invoking /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl.
>>> Also, you should add vmware to the DAEMONS array in /etc/rc.conf.

7.) Configure vmware-server

(maybe restart before config. I had to!)
[root@workstation]$ /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl

8.) Enable vmware server on startup

Edit /etc/rc.conf and add “vmware” to daemons array