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VMWare tools Oracle-Linux-UEK and ‘The path “” is not a valid path to the kernel’

when you get the following message while building the vmware tools:

Searching for a valid kernel header path…
The path “” is not a valid path to the 3.8.13-16.3.1.el6uek.x86_64 kernel
Would you like to change it? [yes]

you first have to install the kernel-devel and kernel-header package:

> yum install kernel-uek-devel kernel-uek-headers

but there is still a version-file missing… a link can help:

ln -s /usr/src/kernels/3.8.13-16.3.1.el6uek.x86_64/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /usr/src/kernels/3.8.13-16.3.1.el6uek.x86_64/include/linux/version.h