Update: https://github.com/rasa/vmware-tools-patches can fix ubuntu 15.04 compile problem while the metod below did work on 14 version only.
While trying to compile support for vmware shared folders on ubuntu with vmware-config-tools.pl you can get the following error
CC [M] /tmp/modconfig-8FzHSB/vmhgfs-only/inode.o In file included from /usr/src/linux-headers-3.13.0-48-generic/arch/x86/include/asm/percpu.h:44:0, from /usr/src/linux-headers-3.13.0-48-generic/arch/x86/include/asm/preempt.h:5, from include/linux/preempt.h:18, from include/linux/spinlock.h:50, from include/linux/mmzone.h:7, from include/linux/gfp.h:4, from include/linux/mm.h:8, from include/linux/pagemap.h:7, from /tmp/modconfig-8FzHSB/vmhgfs-only/inode.c:29: /tmp/modconfig-8FzHSB/vmhgfs-only/inode.c: In function ‘HgfsPermission’:
and so on..
Quick and tested fix:
#!/bin/sh -x cd /usr/lib/vmware-tools/modules/source tar xf vmhgfs.tar grep -q d_u.d_alias vmhgfs-only/inode.c && echo "already patched" && exit 0 sed -i -e s/d_alias/d_u.d_alias/ vmhgfs-only/inode.c cp -p vmhgfs.tar vmhgfs.tar.orig tar cf vmhgfs.tar vmhgfs-only vmware-config-tools.pl
You can copy and paste the above lines in a .sh file to execute or run all commands line by line.