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Re: vmware



Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Jan 2007, Kam Leo wrote:
> 
>> On 1/22/07, Matthew Saltzman <mjs ces clemson edu> wrote:
>>> On Mon, 22 Jan 2007, Kam Leo wrote:
>>>
>>> >> > 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.
>>>
>>> In fact, you shouldn't have vmware-config.pl anywhere on a guest unless
>>> you are planning to run a nested guest (which may not even be possible).
>>>
>>> If you installed the VMwareWorkstation RPM in your guest, you should
>>> remove it.
>>
>> Why? I might really be testing deep virtualization.
>>
>> Seriously, sloppyness on my part created an erroneous reference to
>> vmware-config.pl. I should have referenced vmware-config-tools.pl.
> 
> So, seriously, is your problem now solved?
> 
> vmware-config-tools.pl refers to /etc/vmware-tools/.  vmware-config.pl
> refers to /etc/vmware/.  Normally, a Linux host would have the former
> and a Linux guest would have the latter, and not vice versa.  So it
> still seems odd that you were running vmware-config.pl in a Linux guest
> and getting any outcome other than "command not found" (unless, as you
> say...).  And it still seems odd that you would have vmware-config.pl
> anywhere and be missing /etc/vmware/.

He doesn't have vmware-config.pl anywhere.  It was a TYPO.  He meant
mware-config-tools.pl.  I think he has said that 3 times now in different ways.


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