I am trying to install ovftool 4.1.0 on a Ubuntu guest I have on my Windows host. I downloadedd the ovftool bundle changed permission to +x, started the bundle, and accepted the license. It says it is ready to install and I press enter. Then I get the below and ovftool is never installed.
Rolling back VMware installer component 2.1.0
Uninstalling VMware installer component 2.1.0
Any ideas? The bundle I have is the 'VMware-ovftool-4.1.0-2459827-lin.x86_64.bundle' on Ubuntu 14
I do have the same issue ...
I will be very happy to get any clue about that.
# sh ./VMware-ovftool-4.1.0-2459827-lin.x86_64.bundle
Extracting VMware Installer...done.
You must accept the VMware OVF Tool component for Linux End User
Do you agree? [yes/no]: yes
The product is ready to be installed. Press Enter to begin
installation or Ctrl-C to cancel.
Rolling back VMware Installer Component 2.1.0
Uninstalling VMware Installer Component 2.1.0
Nothing of matter in the /tmp/vmware-root logfile,
I'd been having this problem on multiple versions of Ubuntu for quite some time too, but found the answer in an post regarding a similar issue with a different VMware product - it has to do with how the VMware installer tries to use the Curses library. Try something like this to see if it fixes your issue:
TERM=dumb /bin/sh ./VMware-ovftool-4.2.0-4586971-lin.x86_64.bundle