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Old 01-11-2007, 10:05 AM   #1
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VMPlayer on Debian


I wanted to try the VMPlayer on Debian Linux. I downloaded the .RPM from their site and then ran "Alien" to convert the RPM into a .deb file as you can see below.
I assumed everything installed fine but now I can't figure out how to launch the player or set it up - I have never used VMWare so I wanted to play.

Can anyone please help me?

Code:
cwilliams:/home/cwilliams/Desktop# alien VMware-player-1.0.3-34682.i386.rpm
Warning: Skipping conversion of scripts in package VMwarePlayer: postinst postrm preinst prerm
Warning: Use the --scripts parameter to include the scripts.
vmwareplayer_1.0.3-34683_i386.deb generated
cwilliams:/home/cwilliams/Desktop# ls
Firefox.desktop                     VMware-player-1.0.3-34682.tar.gz   vpnpasswords.txt~
VMware-player-1.0.3-34682.i386.rpm  vmwareplayer_1.0.3-34683_i386.deb
cwilliams:/home/cwilliams/Desktop# dpkg -i vmwareplayer_1.0.3-34683_i386.deb
Selecting previously deselected package vmwareplayer.
(Reading database ... 83124 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking vmwareplayer (from vmwareplayer_1.0.3-34683_i386.deb) ...
Setting up vmwareplayer (1.0.3-34683) ...

cwilliams:/home/cwilliams/Desktop# vm
vmnet-bridge      vmnet-natd        vmnet-sniffer     vmstat            vmware-config.pl
vmnet-dhcpd       vmnet-netifup     vmplayer          vm-support        vmware-ping
cwilliams:/home/cwilliams/Desktop# vmplayer
/usr/bin/vmplayer: line 85: /etc/vmware/locations: No such file or directory
/usr/bin/vmplayer: line 177: /lib/wrapper-gtk24.sh: No such file or directory
/usr/bin/vmplayer: line 177: exec: /lib/wrapper-gtk24.sh: cannot execute: No such file or directory
cwilliams:/home/cwilliams/Desktop# sh vmplayer
/usr/bin/vmplayer: line 85: /etc/vmware/locations: No such file or directory
/usr/bin/vmplayer: line 177: /lib/wrapper-gtk24.sh: No such file or directory
/usr/bin/vmplayer: line 177: exec: /lib/wrapper-gtk24.sh: cannot execute: No such file or directory
cwilliams:/home/cwilliams/Desktop# locate vmplayer
 
Old 01-11-2007, 11:57 AM   #2
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I ran this long time ago, but I think you need to configure the vmplayer first.
./vmware-config.pl
 
Old 01-11-2007, 12:37 PM   #3
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Do you know where that config file is located?

Code:
cwilliams:/home/cwilliams/Desktop# ./vmware-config.pl
bash: ./vmware-config.pl: No such file or directory
 
Old 01-11-2007, 04:50 PM   #4
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I think it is in /opt/Vmware/something-or-other
 
Old 01-12-2007, 08:57 AM   #5
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you showed it to me.
Quote:
cwilliams:/home/cwilliams/Desktop# vm
vmnet-bridge vmnet-natd vmnet-sniffer vmstat vmware-config.pl
vmnet-dhcpd vmnet-netifup vmplayer vm-support vmware-ping
 
Old 01-12-2007, 09:05 AM   #6
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I got that part working but now it hangs on a missing dependencies I am unable to find or bypass...


Code:
You can now run VMware Player by invoking the following command:
"/usr/bin/vmplayer".

Enjoy,

--the VMware team

cwilliams:/home/carlos/Desktop/vmware-player-distrib# /usr/bin/vmplayer
/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmplayer: /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libpng12.so.0/libpng12.so.0: no version information available (required by /usr/lib/libcairo.so.2)

(vmplayer:7464): libgnomevfs-WARNING **: Cannot load module `/usr/lib/gnome-vfs-2.0/modules/libfile.so' (/usr/lib/vmware/lib/libgcc_s.so.1/libgcc_s.so.1: version `GCC_4.2.0' not found (required by /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6))
 
Old 01-12-2007, 10:13 AM   #7
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I think there is a problem with your gcc version. is it >=4.20
 
Old 01-12-2007, 10:43 AM   #8
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How do I check the version I have on my machine?
 
Old 01-12-2007, 08:21 PM   #9
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gcc -v or rpm -q gcc
 
Old 01-12-2007, 08:54 PM   #10
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So I guess this version I have is not sufficient for VMWare, huh?

Code:
gcc version 4.1.2 20061115 (prerelease) (Debian 4.1.1-21)
 
  


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