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mr_sarge 07-17-2007 09:28 PM

vmware server 2.5 Vmware tools in slackware 12

I've successfully installed slackware 12 in a vm in a ESX 2.5.3 server.

It run goods and X run also (KDE)

I want to install the vmware-tolls but it don't wan't to install, it say:


bash: ./ /usr/bin/perl: bad interpreter: no such file or directory
when I run the "" file



gilead 07-17-2007 09:33 PM

I haven't installed the vmware tools in an ESX 2.5.3 server environment, but it looks like a typo in the script - it should be /usr/bin/perl (or whatever the path to your perl is) not usr/bin/perl

mr_sarge 07-17-2007 09:34 PM

sorry, my typo , the slash was there

gilead 07-17-2007 09:54 PM

OK - and is that the location of perl on your system? That error is saying that it can't find the perl binary at the location it expected.

acummings 07-17-2007 11:30 PM

I think you also can say perl (on some systems) so as for it to use perl (wherever perl is at on your sys).



perl ./


al@p3srv:~$ which perl

Slackware 11.0 default



I want to install the vmware-tolls
This links into your *host* OS (I think, doesn't it?. You have not stated what your host OS is. Slackware is a guest OS in your case since you said it is in the virtual machine.

IOW I'm wondering if this is a host OS issue (where is perl at on the host OS).


mr_sarge 07-18-2007 06:14 AM

Ok, I have it.

Problem with my Perl installation? I have reinstall the package and now it work.

Acummings: VMware ESX Server does not have any "host" OS preinstall.

You install the vmware server directly on a blank hardrive and run virtualmachine from it.

I have another issue.

The installation need the kernel source. but it say my source and my running kernel are not the same:


The directory of kernel header (version @@VMWARE@@ UTS_RELEASE) does not match
your running kernel (version  Even if the module were to compile
successfully, it would not load into the running lernel.

What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
kernel? [/usr/src/linux/inclue]

I've found that I can remediate to this probleme with a patch "vmware-any-any-update109.tar.gz " that can be found on internet. but it makes error when I try to install it. I't don't seams to like my version of vmware tools.

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