The web console wasn’t working for me today. I downloaded the vmrc bundle, but that didn’t seem to install either. After a bit of messing around I brute forced it
- Looking at /tmp/vmware-root/vmware-vmis-10550.log showed the install was failing trying to load /usr/lib/vmware-installer/1.6/sopython/libpy25.so . /usr/lib/vmware-installer didn’t exist.
- Ran the script to find the commands to get the binary data.
bash -x VMware-Remote-Console-9.0.0-4288332.x86_64.bundle
- Decompressed the binary data with the commands from above
dd if=VMware-Remote-Console-9.0.0-4288332.x86_64.bundle ibs=15156 obs=1024 skip=1 of=1.gz gzip -d 1.gz tar xvf 1
- Move the resulting directory to the right place
mkdir -p /usr/lib/vmware-installer/1.6 mv ~rjb/tmp/install/vmware-installer /usr/lib/vmware-installer/1.6
- Run installer
bash ~rjb/tmp/VMware-Remote-Console-9.0.0-4288332.x86_64.bundle --console