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Re: vmware



On 1/22/07, Denis Leroy <denis poolshark org> wrote:
Kam Leo wrote:
> On 1/22/07, Matthew Saltzman <mjs ces clemson edu> wrote:
>> 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.
>>
>
> The situation is as follows:
>
> 1)  I have VMware Workstation 5.5.3 installed on a Windows 2000 host.
> 2)  FC6 is a guest VM.
> 3)  I'm trying to configure VMware Tools on the guest VM (FC6) for the
> 2.6.19 kernel.
> 4)  vmware-config.pl is a script which is included with VMware Tools,
> a utility provided with VMware Workstation.  VMware Tools is packaged
> both in rpm and tar formats.

it's called 'vmware-config-tools.pl' actually

Thanks. You're correct. I may be getting into a bad habit of relying
on bash's tab-completion feature and in the process overlooking the
entire command.


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