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

[root@localhost ~]# /home/software/virtualMachine/vmware-server-distrib/
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?

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

What is the directory that contains the init scripts?

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

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

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
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at last i guess maybe it caused by not running 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:
all error disappeared.

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/ to the destination file


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