[gobolinux-users] vmware tools installation error

Eric Alan Solo sambarino1337 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 19 06:35:27 NZDT 2010


i got it to work, the problem was that i had made a folder called
vmtoolsd where it wanted to put a file with the same name, when i
deleted the folder it installed, thanks :)

2010/1/18 Jonas Neumann <gobolinux at tschanness.de>:
> "/usr/lib/vmware-tools/configurator/pam.d/vmtoolsd"
> This file exists i belive? You could try creating a symlink
> "/etc/pam.d/vmtoolsd" pointing to that file and chmod it 666 or sth like
> that. See if Vmwaretools can modify files ;)
>
> sC
>
> On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 2:07 PM, Eric Alan Solo <sambarino1337 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> even when i create that directory it still gives the same error
>>
>> 2010/1/18 Jonas Neumann <gobolinux at tschanness.de>:
>> > i guess you dont have a /etc/pam.d/ directory....
>> >
>> > schannall
>> >
>> > On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 1:19 PM, Eric Alan Solo
>> > <sambarino1337 at gmail.com>
>> > wrote:
>> >>
>> >> ok when i try to run the config file i get another error.
>> >> vmware-config-tools.pl
>> >>
>> >> Unable to create symlink "/etc/pam.d/vmtoolsd" pointing to file
>> >> "/usr/lib/vmware-tools/configurator/pam.d/vmtoolsd"
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 2:07 PM, Eric Alan Solo
>> >> <sambarino1337 at gmail.com>
>> >> wrote:
>> >> > i created the directories it's looking for and it continued with the
>> >> > installation so nevermind this :P
>> >> >
>> >> > On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 12:56 PM, Eric Alan Solo
>> >> > <sambarino1337 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> >> Hey,
>> >> >>
>> >> >> So i decided to setup GoboLinux 014.01 in a virtual machine, I'm
>> >> >> using
>> >> >> the latest VMPlayer, and it installed fine. Next step is to install
>> >> >> the vmware tools, but here I ran into a problem, I ran the
>> >> >> installation and it asks a series of questions about the locations
>> >> >> of
>> >> >> directories... according to forums this is the answers to give
>> >> >> In which directory do you want to install the binary files?
>> >> >> [/usr/bin]
>> >> >>
>> >> >> What is the directory that contains the init directories (rc0.d/ to
>> >> >> rc6.d/)?
>> >> >> [/etc]
>> >> >>
>> >> >> but when i put in /etc to the second question is says "The path /etc
>> >> >> is a directory which does not contain a rc0.d directory."
>> >> >> any ideas on what I should do? I have no clue, lol
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Thanks,
>> >> >> Eric
>> >> >>
>> >> >
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