• [Solved] after kernel 4 upgrade: failed to get gcc information

    Dear all,

    after the recent kernel upgrade to version 4 I have problems compiling kernel module, most notably the vmware modules:

    sudo /usr/bin/vmware-modconfig --console --install-all
    Failed to get gcc information.
    gcc --version
    gcc (GCC) 4.9.2 20150304 (prerelease)

    Somebody reported an issue in the kernel upgrade announcement thread as well.

    Since the upgrade I have issues with afs as well, which might be related. Somebody also reported this issue in the vmware community with gcc 5.1, so far no reply.

    Does anyone have a solution or idea? Neither DuckDuckGo nor Google were of help. :(

    Thanks and cheers!

  • Hi,

    I would recommend waiting until the new GCC is moved out of testing repo. Though if you don’t want to wait, you can find the details here:



  • Thanks! I’ll be patient then !

  • I like that we bring these matters to be discussed. I think it’s good.

  • Sorry, forgot to update this thread. The issue was solved some time ago with one of the regular updates.


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