I'm using Ubuntu 17.04 , and I manually upgraded my kernel version to
4.12.8 using the tool
ukuu (Ubuntu Kernel Update Utility).
When trying to launch
vmware (it is already installed), it asks me to give it the path to
gcc-7.1 to compile
I didn't understand why
vmware asked me that, because I installed the
vmware modules without any problem in the previous kernel versions in the same computer.
After some researches, I found out that
vmware compile its modules using the same
gcc version that is used to compile the current kernel. As I installed this kernel version manually, I didn't have
gcc-7.1 on my computer.
My question is (sorry for this long speech I had to give) : How can I force
vmware to use another gcc version to compile its modules ?