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VMware Tools installation fails to start the guest operating system daemon on 64-bit Linux Guest Operating Systems with the 32-bit glibc-common package installed (1023185)
Note: Certain applications, such as versions of Oracle, require the installation of the 32-bit glibc-common package. Therefore, re-installation of the 64-bit glibc-common package might cause such applications on 64-bit Linux operating systems to fail. The workaround that follows is only for the installation and function of VMware Tools and should not interfere with or interrupt the operation of those applications.
- Install VMware Tools, but do not run the vmware-config-tools.pl configuration program.
- Link the necessary libraries. For example, the following commands are appropriate when using the default installation paths:
ln –s /usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib64/libdnet.so.1/libdnet.so.1 /lib64/libdnet.so.1
ln –s /usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib64/libproc-3.2.7.so/libproc-3.2.7.so /lib64/libproc-3.2.7.so
- Run the vmware-config-tools.pl configuration program. For example:
The paths /usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib64 and /usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl refer to the default installation paths. If you specify custom paths during installation, use those customized paths for the preceding task.
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