Since vmware doesn't support upgrading their rpm's on rhel servers, I was wondering what others have found to be best practice?
The first time I went through this, I removed all of the vmware rpm's and then did a clean install. Needless to say, this isn't desirable across lots of vm's.
With the latest update, I'm trying an experiment. I found the rpm's that didn't update cleanly:
Then I did an rpm -e --justdb --nodeps on those 4 rpms. Next I did a yum update. Finally, I downloaded and reinstalled those 4 rpms.
From what I could tell, vmware updated those 4 rpm's (at least their requirements changed to the latest version of the common rpm), but didn't change their version numbers, so yum didn't see any reason to update them. Any idea why they did so?