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CentOS 5 install

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Problem

You've done a minimal install of CentOS 5.x on a system you intend to use as a VMware Server host. vmware-config.pl complains about a missing libXtst library, and will later complain about a missing gcc (and components) when you go to build the modules.

Solution

# yum -y install libX11-devel libXtst gcc kernel-headers kernel-devel xinetd
# mkdir /usr/src/linux
# ln -s /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build/include /usr/src/linux/include
# chkconfig xinetd on

Now everything should work correctly.

Note: beware special versions of kernels; ie if you have a PAE kernel, you need to install kernel-PAE-devel instead of kernel-devel.

(Based on >>this page.)

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