MikeNavy
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VMware Workstation Player 15.5 fails to install in Linux Mint 19.2 Mate

Hello,

- I have downloaded "VMware-Player-15.5.0-14665864.x86_64.bundle".

- Then, in a terminal session:

sudo apt install gcc build-essential -y

cd ~/Téléchargements          ("Téléchargements" is the French name for "Download" directory)
chmod +x VMware-Player*
sudo ./VMware-Player*

- Here is the output of my terminal session:

michel@michel-G74Sx:~/Téléchargements$ sudo ./VMware-Player*

[sudo] Mot de passe de michel :       

Extracting VMware Installer...done.

Installing VMware Player Application 15.5.0

bora/lib/string/str.c:284 Buffer too small

VMware Workstation Error:

VMware Workstation unrecoverable error: (host-8909)

bora/lib/string/str.c:284 Buffer too small

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Can you help me?

Regards,

MikeNavy

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MikeNavy
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Hello,

I have solved my problem, found the answer elsewhere: you just need to add a command before launching the install:

michel@michel-G74Sx:~/Téléchargements$ export LC_ALL=C

michel@michel-G74Sx:~/Téléchargements$ sudo ./VMware-Player*

and it works...

Navix201110141
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Thank you.

I had the same problem and thanks to you I have solved it.

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rvelazco2011
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solved my problem, in Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS with VMware® Workstation 15 Player 15.5.0 build-14665864

Thank you,

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