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Re: vmware



On Sun, 21 Jan 2007, Kam Leo wrote:

On 1/21/07, Matthew Saltzman <mjs ces clemson edu> wrote:
On Sun, 21 Jan 2007, Kam Leo wrote:

> On 1/21/07, toracat <toracat adelphia net> wrote:
>> On Sun, 21 Jan 2007 11:16:21 -0800, Kam Leo wrote:
>>
>> >>
>> >> The error message is "Unable to open the installer database
>> >> /etc/vmware/locations in read-mode.".
>> >>
>> >> > see?  Also update106 is out now. Have you tried that one?
>> >>
>> >> It is not at http://http://ftp.cvut.cz/vmware/. What is the URL?
>> >>
>> >>
>> > Found the file at
>> > http://knihovny.cvut.cz/ftp/pub/vmware/vmware-any-any-update106.tar.gz
>> >
>> > Does not work with workstation 5.5.3. Still getting the "Unable to open
>> > installer..." error.
>>
>> Your error sounds unusual.  Does the /etc/vmware/locations file exist?
>> This error message would occur if the installation script
>> (vmware-install.pl) cannot open that file. If your vmware installation is
>> broken somehow, uninstall and reinstall might help.
>>
>
> vmware-any-any-update106/runme.pl expects "location" to be in
> /etc/vmware. The directory, /etc/vmware, is empty. It would appear
> that version 5.5.3 of workstation has moved its files to
> /etc/vmware-tools.
>
> I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling. Also linking /etc/vmware
> to /etc/vmware-tools. Neither works.

Very strange, as I have VMwareWorkstation-5.5.3-34685 and it builds fine
(except for one warning in the network compile--and works fin--with
kernel-2.6.19-1.2895.fc6 and without the vmware-any-any patch.

$ ls /etc/vmware/
config        locations     vmnet1/
installer.sh  state/        vmnet8/
$ rpm -qf /etc/vmware
VMwareWorkstation-5.5.3-34685

/etc/vmware-tools is from the vmware-tools guest package, not the VMware
host package.

So what is the host OS and what is the guest OS?  What package did you
install on the host, and what on the guest?  What are you trying to build
on the host and what on the geust?  RPM or tarball?

Host is Windows 2000. Guest is FC6.  VMware-Tools is installed as an RPM.

So that begs the question: What are you doing trying to run vmware-config.pl in your FC6 guest? And where did you get it? VMwareTools doesn't have that script. You shouldn't install VMwareWorkstation in the guest unless you are trying to do something bizarre like running a VM on your guest.

--
		Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu
http://www.math.clemson.edu/~mjs


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