VMWare Tools Config Fails

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johnywhy
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VMWare Tools Config Fails

Post#1 by johnywhy » 29 Mar 2017, 22:13

hi

i'm able to run Porteus on VMWare no problem.

vmware tools installed no problem, no error.

but, when i try to run

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/usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl
i get
Unable to copy to source file
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/configurator/pam.d/vmtoolsd to the destination file
/etc/pam.d/vmtoolsd.
Execution aborted.
i notice the pam.d directory does not exist.

any help?

thx!

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Re: VMWare Tools Config Fails

Post#2 by fulalas » 29 Mar 2017, 22:56

You can try to run as root:

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sudo /usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl
(and then put the password 'guest')

Or try to create the folder before running the command above:

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sudo mkdir /usr/lib/vmware-tools/configurator/pam.d -p

johnywhy
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Re: VMWare Tools Config Fails

Post#3 by johnywhy » 29 Mar 2017, 23:21

thx for reply.

already running as root (that's how installed the tools).

i thought of manually creating the folder, but concerned that's a workaround which does not address some bug (a bug which may continue to affect the setup).

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Re: VMWare Tools Config Fails

Post#4 by johnywhy » 30 Mar 2017, 05:23

creating the folder manually was the fix.

thx!

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