Ubuntu 16.04 comes with gcc >=5.3 by default.
The error suggests a gcc-4 (or even lower).
gcc versions 4.7-4.9 are available as extra packages.
I'd assume that these were installed and set up as default compiler?
@Ryosuke - is that (or something comparable) the case?
** Changed in: open-vm-tools (Ubuntu)
Status: New => Incomplete
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open-vm-tools-dkms 2:10.0.7-3227872-5ubuntu1~16.04.1: open-vm-tools
kernel module failed to build [gcc: error: unrecognized command line
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