Tywyn
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VMware Remote Console 10.0.2 does not install on Linux

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Hi everybody,

trying to install Remote Console on linux. Unfortunately with no success.

./VMware-Remote-Console-10.0.2-7096020.x86_64.bundle --console

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 Remote Console 10.0.2

    Deconfiguring...

[######################################################################] 100%All configuration information is about to be removed. Do you wish to

keep your configuration files? [yes]:

Uninstalling VMware Installer 2.1.0

    Deconfiguring...

[######################################################################] 100%

Installation was unsuccessful.

Tried it on debian 9 and on an ubuntu 16.04.3 Server LTS.

I do not have any VMware Workstation or so in stalled on those systems.

Can anybody help, please?

Thanx, Rainer

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CQuartetti
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Re vmware-installer.zip

Tywin​, Surprisingly, some of those errors do not cause the install to fail. One I don't see on my own system is this:

[2018-02-07 12:40:58,627] Error running command: ['update-desktop-database']

Can you execute update-desktop-database on the command line? Running it on my system gave errors that showed up in the install log but it appears your installation didn't get this far.

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CQuartetti
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Is it possible there's an older version of VMRC installed? What does this command return?:

vmware-installer -l

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Tywyn
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@debian:

# vmware-installer -l

bash: vmware-installer: Kommando nicht gefunden.

Which says: Command not found.

And the Ubuntu was freshly installed.

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CQuartetti
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I forgot to mention that VMRC 10 is not supported on Debian (see release notes). However it should work on Ubuntu 16.

Do you see errors in the logs?

  • /var/log/vmware-installer
  • /var/log/vmware/
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Tywyn
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Yes, it appears, that there are several errors, but I cannot see, which makes the install fail. Will attach the log files, that were created.

Thankx for your help so far!

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Tywyn
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Hi again,

thank you for uploading the Remote Console 9.0.

I tried to install this one on my Ubuntu 16.04.03, but it also failed.

I attached the installer-log.

So if anybody can help, I would appreciate that!

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CQuartetti
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Re vmware-installer.zip

Tywin​, Surprisingly, some of those errors do not cause the install to fail. One I don't see on my own system is this:

[2018-02-07 12:40:58,627] Error running command: ['update-desktop-database']

Can you execute update-desktop-database on the command line? Running it on my system gave errors that showed up in the install log but it appears your installation didn't get this far.

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Tywyn
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It appears, that update-desktop-database was not installed by default.

After an apt-get install desktop-file-utils VMware Remote Console 10.0.2 installs without error.

It also works, although the Guest-OS (Win 10) is displayed in a 676x480 resolution (VMwaretools installed), but this is another subject.

Thank you for your help!

djmanning
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Thanks - this helped me too (Debian 9.4)

msokolowski4
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Still works for:

~$ cat /etc/debian_version

9.6

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WispAwayIS
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This is still required for Debian 10.1.

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