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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:
 
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#Create a file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list with the following content:
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<li>Create a file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list with the following content:
 
:<tt>deb http://debian.mirror.iweb.ca/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free</tt>
 
:<tt>deb http://debian.mirror.iweb.ca/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free</tt>
 
:<tt>deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib</tt>
 
:<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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<li>Run: apt-get update
#Install the VMWare tools.  Their prerequisite packages should now be available
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<li>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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<li>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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<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 15:14, 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.)
  2. Run: apt-get update
  3. Install the VMWare tools. Their prerequisite packages should now be available
  4. 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.