I'm experiencing some issues after a full Manjaro update yesterday with VMplayer. VMplayer 15 needs GCC 8.3 to compile and apparently to work properly.
If I downgrade the GCC package from the new 9.1 to 8.3 VMplayer works. It literally says it needs 8.3 to work and want me to find it in case 9.1 has been installed
Downgrading to GCC 8.3 makes VMplayer work but breaks several applications like firefox, as an example.
]⚡️sudo pacman -U /var/cache/pacman/pkg/gcc-8.3.0-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz /var/cache/pacman/pkg/gcc-libs-8.3.0-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
]⚡️firefox /usr/lib/firefox/firefox: /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.26' not found (required by /usr/lib/firefox/firefox)
So I upgraded back to GCC 9.1 after the VMPlayer compilation
]⚡️sudo pacman -Suy
... which makes the applications work again but not VMplayer 15, this time it complains about
Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file or directory. Please make sure that the kernel module `vmmon' is loaded.
I'm not a package manager master so I would like some guidance what to do in this case. Should I revert all the packages back to a previous state ( i'm not sure if this is possible ) or do some hacks or something?
Please advice, thanks in advance.