After today update of debian Sid VMWare keep crashing on startup without any interesting log.
After a bit of googling I found this. The crash it’s caused by the curl update that changed the lib interface.
There are two ways of solving this: downgrade Curl (i.e. using snapshot debian) or applying a patch that force vmware to use its own libcurl instead of the system one.
Thewe are the 2 patches, one for vmware and one for vmplayer:
--- /usr/bin/vmware-original 2013-02-09 18:22:36.194459631 +0100
--- /usr/bin/vmplayer-original 2013-01-30 22:06:11.253190017 +0100
I decided to apply the patches so that I can update the whole system.