Re: VMware on Debian
On Sun, Jun 18, 2000 at 02:51:07 -0400 (+0000), Behan Webster wrote:
> Has anyone put together a vmware installer for debian? There seems to
> be mention of such a beast on the kernel mailing list archives, but I
> can't find out where I can get a copy of it.
> I hate installing anything on my Debian box without using dpkg.
> Ideally I'd like a vmware.deb, but an installer from the .tar.gz or .rpm
> would be great!
> If no-one has such a thing, I might just try to put one together.
The tarball installs fine for me. Now if only VMware could put together a
configure script that was even 10% useful. There current one is dreadful -
long, complicated, breaks all over the place.... That is something I'd
reallly appreciate in a Debian package :-)
a) setting variables, then unsetting them and resetting them
(/etc/vmware/locations) gives really poor readability
b) it doesn't check to see if you already have the correct modules (/like
looking in /lib/modules/<uname -?>
c) I just want to reconfigure networking - not the kernel modules - but it
won't let me
d) it's networking setup is badly screwed - last time I looked although it
asked you for a netmask, it then assumed it was 255.255.255.0 and didn't
even warn you if this wasn't what you had typed in.
Adrian (a willing guinea pig if you want your packages testing!)
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