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Bug 371330 - app-emulation/vmware-workstation- fetch URL changed
Summary: app-emulation/vmware-workstation- fetch URL changed
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Vadim Kuznetsov (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-06-12 23:28 UTC by K. Posern
Modified: 2011-06-27 14:26 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description K. Posern 2011-06-12 23:28:39 UTC
On the website:
They only seem to offer the file:

So the ebuild would need to adapted to change the MY_P variable to:

... except if I missed a possibility to still download the version without "-Full" in its name?

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Vadim Kuznetsov (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2011-06-13 22:52:42 UTC
VMware Workstation for Linux 32-bit without VMware Tools is still available for download. I can't give you URL, because you need to register and login into  vmware website.
Comment 2 K. Posern 2011-06-13 23:21:42 UTC
Hmm. But it must be hidden / not easy to find, no?

Because if I login using the url:

Then you get only the FULL versions 32bit and 64bit and I don't see any possibility to get to the non-full version.

I don't find this very user friendly.

But whatever, I create my own ebuild that uses the full version :/
Comment 3 K. Posern 2011-06-13 23:27:53 UTC
Just to precise why I said: "I don't find this very user friendly" and why I am disappointed here:

The ebuild tells the user:

 * Please download VMware-Workstation-7.1.4-385536.x86_64.bundle
 * from

That is exactly what I did. And on this URL everyone will click on "Try for free" button... which brings you exactly to this page:

On which I was not able to find the non-Full version.

Thats why I came to the conslusion:
A little more guidance or an ebuild that works with the [easy to find] -Full version would be nice.
Comment 4 Meconio 2011-06-25 12:29:49 UTC
I have same problem
Comment 5 K. Posern 2011-06-27 14:26:01 UTC
I never got an answer to my original request for an explanation /how/ to get the binary and/or why there can't be more guidance.
Now there is another person having the same problem --> hence I see this issue as confirmed.
And as needs-info in form of an answer/discussion about my comment-3.