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#1 OFFLINE   réjean

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 12:07 PM

Hi all!
I have downloaded the vmware player and would like to install it but I don't know how to approach a bundle type file. Here is what I got so far;
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[rejean@localhost ~]$ tar -xvzf VMware-Player-4.0.2-591240.x86_64.bundle

gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
[rejean@localhost ~]$ tar -xvzf VMware-Player-4.0.2-591240.x86_64.bundle.tar.gz
tar (child): VMware-Player-4.0.2-591240.x86_64.bundle.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
[rejean@localhost ~]$

Edited by réjean, 01 March 2012 - 12:07 PM.

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#2 OFFLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 02:48 PM

.bundle files are for Apple/Mac. Sorry, no workie in MS Windows or Linux. sad.gif

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 02:58 PM

Then why this?



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#4 OFFLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:04 PM

Dunno. sad.gif

Why aren't you installing VMWare Player from your distribution's repos... the safe way? Just curious...

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:12 PM

I don't see it in Synaptic.
I tried installing win8 in Vbox but it doesn't work and someone suggested vmware. No big deal, if it doesn't work I'll just skip win8. I was just curious and it is not that I will eventually buy it.
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#6 OFFLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:17 PM

OK, according to some items I've read while searching, you have to make the .bundle file executable and then execute it to bring up the VMWare graphic installer.

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#chmod +x <filename>.bundle

sh <filename>.bundle


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Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:21 PM

Try this:
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chmod +x VMware-Player-4.0.2-591240.x86_64.bundle

./VMware-Player-4.0.2-591240.x86_64.bundle

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Vmware
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:24 PM

NOTE: Installing an app like this in Linux will NOT satisfy dependencies (software that is needed by the app). You may find yourself in dependency H3LL trying to manually track down and install dependencies to make this work.

I didn't see anything in the documentation or release notes about dependencies, so... I dunno. sad.gif

That ARCH Wiki is just awesome! happy62.gif

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:28 PM

Well I do not think that VmWare is available in any distro's repositories per the license
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╔═ comhack@Cerberus 01:27 PM
╚═══ ~-> yaourt -Ss vmware-server
aur/vmware-server 2.0.2-2 (223)
    Powerful server virtualization software

aur/vmware-server-modules 2.0.2-4 (170)
    Kernel modules for VMware Server

aur/vmware-server-console 1.0.10-1 (114)
    Remote console for VMware Server

aur/bin32-vmware-server-console 1.0.10-4 (11)
    Remote console for VMware Server


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Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:31 PM

We are getting somewhere;
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[root@localhost Downloads]#chmod +x VMware-Player-4.0.2-591240.x86_64.bundle
[root@localhost Downloads]#sh VMware-Player-4.0.2-591240.x86_64.bundle
This is a x64 bundle and does not match that of the current
architecture.  Please download the x86 bundle.
[root@localhost Downloads]#./[root@localhost Downloads]#chmod +x VMware-Player-4.0.2-591240.x86_64.bundle
bash: ./[root@localhost: No such file or directory
[root@localhost Downloads]#[root@localhost Downloads]#sh VMware-Player-4.0.2-591240.x86_64.bundle
bash: [root@localhost: command not found
[root@localhost Downloads]#This is a x64 bundle and does not match that of the current
bash: This: command not found
[root@localhost Downloads]#./VMware-Player-4.0.2-591240.x86_64.bundle
This is a x64 bundle and does not match that of the current
architecture.  Please download the x86 bundle.
[root@localhost Downloads]#


so I'll download the .32 bit version and give it a try. I dunno where you guys find all this info because I have spent hours this morning on the VMWARE website trying to find some answers.
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:39 PM

Yippee! The -32 bit is installing now.
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:40 PM

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I dunno where you guys find all this info because I have spent hours this morning on the VMWARE website trying to find some answers.


SEARCH ENGINES... anyone of them. smile.gif

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Yippee! The -32 bit is installing now.


YIPPEE!  thumbsup.gif

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:50 PM

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:29 PM

Yeah! The only thing is that I've got to figure out how to open it now.
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[rejean@localhost ~]$ whereis vmware
vmware: /etc/vmware /usr/lib/vmware /usr/share/man/man4/vmware.4.bz2


at least I know where to look.
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:33 PM

Try vmrun or vm<tab> to get a list of commands.
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:37 PM

Thanks josh but I found it before reading your reply. It was in /usr/bin/.



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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:39 PM

QUOTE (réjean @ Mar 1 2012, 03:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks josh but I found it before reading your reply. It was in /usr/bin/.

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