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(Updated for Jessie. Worded a little more forcefully regarding disabling repos afterwards.)
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<li>To install the VMWare guest tools temporarily, add a line like this to /etc/apt/sources.list (or create a debian.list file in the  
 
<li>To install the VMWare guest tools temporarily, add a line like this to /etc/apt/sources.list (or create a debian.list file in the  
 
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/ sub-directory):
 
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/ sub-directory):
:<tt>deb http://debian.mirror.iweb.ca/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free</tt>
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:<tt>deb http://debian.mirror.iweb.ca/debian/ <version> main contrib non-free</tt>
:<tt>deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib</tt>
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:<tt>deb http://security.debian.org/ <version>/updates main contrib</tt>
(If the curent sources.list file uses squeeze instead of wheezy, adjust
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Where <version> is the named version of Debian that you are running. The command 'cat /etc/debian_version' will give you the numerical version which should correspond to one of the names 'jessie' (8), 'wheezy' (7), 'squeeze' (6), 'lenny' (5).<br/>You can also use a different Debian mirror than 'debian.mirror.iweb.ca' if you know of one.
accordingly or CanIt will break! In addition, You can use a closer Debian mirror than 'debian.mirror.iweb.ca' if you know of one.)
 
 
<li>Run: apt-get update; apt-get install open-vm-tools
 
<li>Run: apt-get update; apt-get install open-vm-tools
<li>Once you're done, we recommend commenting out the lines in /etc/apt/sources.list, or if you used /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list, to avoid any surprises in a future upgrade.
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<li>Once it has finished you will want to comment out the source that were just added in /etc/apt/sources.list (or /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list) and then run 'apt-get update' again. This will ensure that there is no chance of the external repositories being used in future upgrades.
 
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Revision as of 13:04, 17 November 2015

We don't include all the prerequisites for VMWare tools in our repository. Here's what you have to do:

  1. To install the VMWare guest tools temporarily, add a line like this to /etc/apt/sources.list (or create a debian.list file in the /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ sub-directory):
    deb http://debian.mirror.iweb.ca/debian/ <version> main contrib non-free
    deb http://security.debian.org/ <version>/updates main contrib
    Where <version> is the named version of Debian that you are running. The command 'cat /etc/debian_version' will give you the numerical version which should correspond to one of the names 'jessie' (8), 'wheezy' (7), 'squeeze' (6), 'lenny' (5).
    You can also use a different Debian mirror than 'debian.mirror.iweb.ca' if you know of one.
  2. Run: apt-get update; apt-get install open-vm-tools
  3. Once it has finished you will want to comment out the source that were just added in /etc/apt/sources.list (or /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list) and then run 'apt-get update' again. This will ensure that there is no chance of the external repositories being used in future upgrades.