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
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:(
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 :)
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
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?