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28th June 2008, 08:50 PM #1
vmware workstation installation question
Trying to install VMware-workstation-6.0.4-93057 onto gentoo, using the included vmware-install.pl script. But it's asking something Im not sure about and cant seem to find an answer for.
Its the 2nd question i dunno the answer for. I put /etc/init.d/ but thats not right... Anyone offer a suggestion plz?
oasis vmware-distrib # perl vmware-install.pl
Installing VMware Workstation.
In which directory do you want to install the binary files?
What is the directory that contains the init directories (rc0.d/ to
28th June 2008, 10:41 PM #2
- Rep Power
Are you trying to install it by hand? If so, emerge it instead -- it's in app-emulation. That one should have all the defaults set up right.
Originally Posted by RabbieBurns
28th June 2008, 10:59 PM #3
yeh, Ive got a newer version than is in portage. But I guess thatll need to do, much simpler, thanks.
29th June 2008, 08:08 AM #4
- Rep Power
The ebuild tree has 6.x available, they're just keyworded ~arch. They also have a more intelligible message to tell you to download the vmware tarball yourself, which is what that is saying.
30th June 2008, 12:00 AM #5
Are you using SysV style or BSD style init?
30th June 2008, 12:18 AM #6
Geoff, I have no idea.
dberkholz, I how do I find the 6.x versions?
30th June 2008, 01:41 AM #7
AFAIK gentoo uses System V (/etc/init.d) but the levels are named, not numbered. You'll have to create the appropriate symlinks for BSD (rc.x) directories, or the emerge installer will do this for you.
5th July 2008, 03:10 AM #8
What I had to do was copy the tarball to the distfiles location, and add it /etc/portage/package.keywords
then there were a few dependencies that needed unmasked.
Think that should be it.
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