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upgrade vmware tools for older cdh

after you click to update the vmware tools and unpack and run the 

 

 

you can get error about the fact you cannot update it as it was installed by pkg managements system

 

so sudo ./vmware-install.pl  will not work

 

 

Explorer
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Re: upgrade vmware tools for older cdh

[ Edited ]

it seems that

sudo yum remove vmware-tools*
and then
sudo ./vmware-install.pl -d
works

Explorer
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Re: upgrade vmware tools for older cdh

based on vmware this could be ok
open-vm-tools
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Registered: ‎11-28-2016

Re: upgrade vmware tools for older cdh

Hi!

 

Just tried your recommendation to issue your 'sudo yum remove vmware-tools' however this didn't work for me. I get a "No match for argument vmware-tools' and I'm still not able to use the ./vmware-install.pl command. I really hope you're able to help me out here as my THhrift related error makes my Impala services not to start:( I've been given the recommendation to update VMWare (Tools?) for my Cloudera image in order to solve this so I'm stuck at the moment:(

 

Many thanks!

Explorer
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Re: upgrade vmware tools for older cdh

be more specific with error msg plz
New Contributor
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Re: upgrade vmware tools for older cdh

Soo sorry - I made a typo and after identifying this I was able to remove the "old" tools setup and install a new.

 

Many thanks and apologize for my mistake :)

Explorer
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Re: upgrade vmware tools for older cdh

you should click on + kudos if my answer was good :) thanks

Explorer
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Re: upgrade vmware tools for older cdh

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fol older cdh like 5.4 you can
# sudo etc/yum.repos.d/vmware.repo

 

[vmware-tools]
name=VMware Tools for Red Hat Enterprise Linux $releasever – $basearch
baseurl=http://packages.vmware.com/tools/esx/latest/rhel6/$basearch
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=http://packages.vmware.com/tools/keys/VMWARE-PACKAGING-GPG-RSA-KEY.pub


# sudo yum install vmware-tools-esx

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Re: upgrade vmware tools for older cdh

Thanks that works. But I have another issue. After installing vmware tools, it says to restart system. I do that and vmware tools never installs. I open command line and type: /usr/bin/vmware-toolbox, and get error saying the file doesn't exist. I look in bin folder and sure enough it isn't there. I don't understand why it isn't installing?

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