I have the same issue. I don't know why it start prematurely rolling back.
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,
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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