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/usr/bin/ gone!

I upgraded to VMWare Workstation 6.5 recently and now /usr/bin/ is gone. I only discovered this recently when I updated my kernel for a security fix, and lo and behold, the old method of making vmnet, vmmon, etc. modules for the new kernel no longer applies!

It seems like others are having the same problem and I can’t find a sensible solution other than uninstalling and reinstalling VMWare. It seems the geniuses over at the Evil Machine Corporation have decided to replace with some sort of GUI called vmware-modconfig that doesn’t seem to work right.

Why can’t people just leave working tools alone — or at least preserve the familiar API for people that don’t want to wade through 300 pages of PDFs to figure out how to fix the breakage?

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  1. just in case someone stumbles upon this while searching for a solution. just type 'vmware-modconfig –console –install-all' as root and you are done.