vmware server install error, The VMware VmPerl Scripting API was not installed.
Am I the only one getting this error? I followed the directions from this howto here, so shouldn't other people be having the same problem that I am? How can this be fixed? I accepted all the default values.
The problem is solved. I needed to update my clock and syncronize it with the ntp time servers.
VMWare Installation Problems
About time I started to give something back so here it is - hope it helps someone!!!!!
During a fresh install of Ubuntu 7.10 (64 Bit) and Vmware Server 1.0.4 I got the following error:-
===== Begin - vmware-install.pl Script Snippet Output ========
Building the VMware VmPerl Scripting API.
Using compiler "/usr/bin/gcc". Use environment variable CC to override.
Unable to compile the VMware VmPerl Scripting API.
The VMware VmPerl Scripting API was not installed. Errors encountered during
compilation and installation of the module can be found here:
You will not be able to use the "vmware-cmd" program.
Errors can be found in the log file:
Hit enter to continue.
===== End - vmware-install.pl Script Snippet Output ========
The error message is very misleading and suggests there is a perl problem. This is however not true!!!! - I solved this by installing the libssl-dev code and the running the VMware install again.
To install libssl-dev enter the following
sudo apt-get install libssl-dev
The download can take a while on 1mb broadband so go make a cup of coffee and by the time you have done this the problem should be gone.
Another problem I had with VMWare and 64bit Ubuntu was that the 32bit compatibility libraries are not installed by default. While VMWare is happy to run in 64bit it still needs these libraries. Again the error message for this one is misleading claiming that the vmware-ping cannot be found or executed and that no subnets can be automatically probed for.
Fix it with this:-
sudo apt-get install ia32-libs*
You are a very awesome person! Thanks for your help!
Bosk22 you are a rockstar
Probably saved me many hours of pain. Just wanted to make sure you knew your effort was appreciated.
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