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Old 08-24-2007, 11:39 PM   #1
Amir Menesy
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/bin/sh is needed???

hello everyone,

I found similar questions to this but I couldn't get it to work even though..
I'm trying to install VMware player

I typed < rpm -i /home/Menesy/VMware-player.rpm >

what comes up is

error: Failed dependencies:
/bin/sh is needed by VMware-Player

what am I supposed to do? and I saw in another forum to type
< in -s /bin/bash /bin/sh >
but then it says < bash: syntax error near unexpected token `in' >

I have downloaded the correct version for my system
I am using Ubuntu on an Asus x5m laptop (if that is going to help in any sort of way)

thank you in advance

Old 08-24-2007, 11:47 PM   #2
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That should be "ln" (as in "LiNk") not "in" - that's why you got the error message.
Old 08-24-2007, 11:49 PM   #3
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I think it was supposed to be ln (create link) rather than in (not a bash command). ln -s means create a symbolic link between the following two file arguments.

regards.... andrew.
Old 08-25-2007, 01:47 AM   #4
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Ubuntu does not use rpms by default and thats why you are getting that error. You are better off looking for a Debian (*.deb) package instead of an rpm.


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