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We don't include all the prerequisites for VMWare tools in our repository.  Here's what you have to do:
 
We don't include all the prerequisites for VMWare tools in our repository.  Here's what you have to do:
  
*- Create a file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list with the following content:
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#Create a file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list with the following content:
  deb http://debian.mirror.iweb.ca/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free
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:<tt>deb http://debian.mirror.iweb.ca/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free</tt>
  deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib
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:<tt>deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib</tt>
 
(You can use a closer Debian mirror than 'debian.mirror.iweb.ca' if you know of one.)
 
(You can use a closer Debian mirror than 'debian.mirror.iweb.ca' if you know of one.)
*- Run: apt-get update
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#Run: apt-get update
*- Install the VMWare tools.  Their prerequisite packages should now be available
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#Install the VMWare tools.  Their prerequisite packages should now be available
*- Once you're done, we recommend commenting out the lines in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list to avoid any surprises in a future dist-upgrade.
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#Once you're done, we recommend commenting out the lines in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list to avoid any surprises in a future dist-upgrade.
  
 
<div style="float:right; clear:both; margin-right:0.5em">[[Support Wiki | [Home]]]</div>
 
<div style="float:right; clear:both; margin-right:0.5em">[[Support Wiki | [Home]]]</div>
 
[[category:All]][[category:Setup]][[category:VM]]
 
[[category:All]][[category:Setup]][[category:VM]]

Revision as of 15:13, 24 June 2014

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

  1. Create a file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list with the following content:
deb http://debian.mirror.iweb.ca/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib

(You can use a closer Debian mirror than 'debian.mirror.iweb.ca' if you know of one.)

  1. Run: apt-get update
  2. Install the VMWare tools. Their prerequisite packages should now be available
  3. Once you're done, we recommend commenting out the lines in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list to avoid any surprises in a future dist-upgrade.