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Install converter on Fedora 10 timestamp error

Hi

I am trying to install VMware-converter-4.0.0 onto Fedora 10.

When I try to install the server I get by running ./vmware-install.pl

I get the following output towards the end of the install

Generating SSL Server Certificate Unable to get the last modification timestamp of the destination file /etc/vmware-converter/ssl/rui.key. Execution aborted.

I cant find anything in the forum or from a google. Any help would be appreciated.

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Immortal
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Is your Fedora 10 64bit?

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Is it not supported on 64bit? I am getting the same message on Ubuntu 8.10 64 bit.

I am running "Linux xxxxxxxxxx 2.6.27-11-generic #1 SMP Wed Apr 1 20:53:41 UTC 2009 x86_64 GNU/Linux"

The message is:

Please wait while copying VMware vCenter Converter Standalone files...
Generating SSL Server Certificate
Unable to get the last modification timestamp of the destination file
/etc/vmware-converter/ssl/rui.key.
Execution aborted.

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It's not supported on Fedora, period. (See the release notes and user guide)

However, if you can run 32-bit binaries on your Fedora system, then you might be able to install Converter. We've seen that same error message on supported 64-bit distros that do not have their 32-bit binary support installed.

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Hi I made it work, I needed to install some addtional stuff that I found after searching for the eror message, I did not make notes so I am suffering now that I want to install it on Fedora 11.

On the support issue I beg to differ it is fully supported, using the self support method, next time I will make a note of the fix, I will try it on fedora 11 and yes i am going for the 64 bit version.

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Hello I ran into the same issue on ubuntu 9.04 server and solved it with the following commands:

sudo mkdir -p /etc/vmware-converter/ssl

sudo touch /etc/vmware-converter/ssl/rui.crt

sudo touch /etc/vmware-converter/ssl/rui.key

Then I repeated the install.pl

Hope that helps, somebody.

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Oh, had another issue shortly later:

I did it following this descriptionon a freshly installed Ubuntu Server 9.04 with LAMP. (if so, don't use the Ports 80 and 443 but 8080 and 444 instead, as mentioned in the link above)

Finally, I installed the Converter 4.0.1 on my Windows machine and tried to convert the remote ubuntu server

Issue: the converter stated that the username I used as root substitute "was not member of the root group"

solution:

sudo passwd root

(enter password for root)

disable root user later with

sudo passwd -l root

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This just worked on my ubuntu x64 9.x. Thanks SirToby.

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Hi Sir Toby,
Turns out this also worked for my RHEL 🙂 ~~~~~ To Live Is To Die ~~~~~
Please awards points if this was useful. :) ~~~~~ To Live Is To Die ~~~~~ VCP3/4/5
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Toby, you are my hero ! ! ! !

This solution applies to CentOS 5.2

That is the distro I am using.

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Outstanding fix!

I recommend VMware add these steps to their installer and re-release it.

There's no reason for everyone to have to find out why their installs failed here in this forum and have to fix things by hand.

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Thanks a lot for the post.

I had the same problem on Ubuntu 10.04 64bit and this solutions worked for me.

Thanks again.

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