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VMWare vmmod.tar missing during installation

Yesterday I had to reinstall VMWare Workstation 6.0 on my Ubuntu 7.04 PC, and again I got stuck during the installation with the error about vmmod.tar not being found under /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/

The solution is simple and widely publicized but still many people seem to sit with this problem.

Just create the /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/ directory if necessary, then get the vmware-any-any patch from (e.g. vmware-any-any-update113.tar.gz) and run the to continue the installation.