[CentOS-virt] help getting open-vm-tools installed
fletchb at gmail.com
Mon Mar 17 20:59:01 UTC 2008
Akemi Yagi wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 12:48 PM, Fletch Bowling <fletchb at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > On Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 11:15 AM, Fletch Bowling <fletchb at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> Hello,
>> >> Newbie to CentOS and attempting to run it under a windows xp host.
>> >> I see there is a open version of vmware tools available but getting
>> >> various dependency errors when attempting to install. the rpms.
>> >> Will these tools install for ver CentOS 5 or are they for an earlier
>> >> version?
>> >> P.S. How closely does CentOS match Redhat binaries? VMware tools (from
>> >> workstation 6) install just fine but could not be configured due to
>> >> various errors.
>> > Have you tried open-vm-tools from here?
>> > http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-virt/2007-December/000158.html
>> Yes those are the tools I tried to install. Do you need the new kernels
>> as well?
>> Thanks, Fletch
> You can tell for which kernel the kmod rpm is built for by looking at
> the name. For example,
> is for kernel 2.6.18_53.1.13.el5.i686
> Find the one that matches your running kernel (uname -rm).
Thanks that got me a bit further but still running into dependency errors:
This is my kernel: 2.6.18-53.1.14.el5xen i686
This is the error message:
Missing Dependency: open-vm-tools-kmod-common >= 0 is needed by package kmod-open-vm-tools
Any idea where I can this this rpm??
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