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Old 08-23-2007, 03:11 AM   #1
babylzu
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strange problem in installing the vmware-server on fc7


[root@localhost ~]# /home/software/virtualMachine/vmware-server-distrib/vmware-install.pl
Creating a new installer database using the tar3 format.

Installing the content of the package.

In which directory do you want to install the binary files?
[/usr/bin]

What is the directory that contains the init directories (rc0.d/ to rc6.d/)?
[/etc/rc.d]

What is the directory that contains the init scripts?
[/etc/rc.d/init.d]

Unable to copy the source file ./installer/services.sh to the destination file
/etc/rc.d/init.d/vmware.

Execution aborted.

i've sought many places.
who can tell me how to solve this problem?

my kernel :
uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.21-1.3194.fc7 #1 SMP Wed May 23 22:35:01 EDT 2007 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
the vmware-server version:VMware-server-1.0.2-39867

thx
 
Old 08-23-2007, 10:00 PM   #2
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In Fedora, I would always use a super user terminal to do things as root. There has been instances where switching user with command (su) would only give limited super user privileges in a konsole or terminal. Apparently one must switch user with command (su-) or (su -) in Fedora when using a regular terminal. Might this be why you can't copy something to /etc/rc.d/init.d?
 
Old 08-30-2007, 09:21 AM   #3
babylzu
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at last i guess maybe it caused by not running vmware-install.pl in its own dir,and i tried,GOD!!! just because of it.

like this:
[root@localhost ~]# cd /home/software/virtualMachine/vmware-server-distrib/
then runs this:
./vmware-install.pl
all error disappeared.
faint

thx Junior Hacker
 
Old 08-30-2007, 09:25 AM   #4
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It is not really your fault, it's a kind of bug in the script which causes he looks in his own dir for the needed files.

Unable to copy the source file ./installer/services.sh to the destination file
 
  


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