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Old 07-22-2009, 10:14 AM   #1
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I can't install VMware Tools because Setup is unable to find the "killall" program.


I executed file in vmware-tools-distrib directory.

# ./

Setup is unable to find the "killall" program on your machine. Please make sure it is installed. Do you want to specify the location of this program by hand? [yes]

What is the "killall" program?
And How can I install VMware Tools.

linux distribution: Debian Linux
kernel version: 2.6.26-2-686
vmware version: 5.5.9

Last edited by corone; 07-22-2009 at 11:03 AM.
Old 07-22-2009, 10:18 AM   #2
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killall sends a signal to all processes running any of the specified commands. If no signal name is specified, SIGTERM is sent.

Signals can be specified either by name (e.g. -HUP) or by number (e.g. -1).
Just install that package to satisfy Setup.


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