vmware server on Ubuntu 7.04

Yesterday i started teaching linux. There were thirteen identical computers in the classroom, so i brought Ubuntu CD's for everyone. I installed Ubuntu on my computer without problems, then copied the vmware server files that i downloaded last week.

I run vmware-install.pl and it fails...true, i need the vmware-any-any-update. I run the runme.pl and vmware server installs without a glitch.

I have all students copy the files to their machines, and run the runme.pl and it fails. It fails on all of them. "can't exec /etc/.vmware/installer.sh" and "unable to open installer database" with "/etc/vmware/locations".

root@dtpaul:~/vmware# ll
total 8.0K
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4.0K 2007-07-31 14:35 vmware-any-any-update105
drwxr-xr-x 10 root root 4.0K 2007-07-31 14:36 vmware-server-distrib
root@dtpaul:~/vmware# vmware-server-distrib/vmware-install.pl
root@dtpaul:~/vmware# vmware-any-any-update105/runme.pl

Turns out that first running the vmware-insatll.pl, knowing that it will fail, solves the problem. After that, the runme.pl works fine.

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