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