When Upgrading VMware Tools with the rpm -Uhv Command, You Might See an Error Message (1032429)
Why do I see a cannot stat '/etc/vmware-tools/config' message when I upgrade VMware Tools from the 3.0 version to the 3.0.1 or later version using the rpm -Uhv command?
During VMware Tools upgrade from version 3.0.0 to 3.0.1 or higher on this guest operating system, you may see a cannot stat '/etc/vmware-tools/config' message. This is a harmless message and only occurs if you are using the rpm -Uhv command to perform the upgrade, and you can take one of the following actions depending on whether you've already started the upgrade:
If you've already started the upgrade using the rpm -Uhv command, you can ignore the message and continue running the vmware-config-tools.pl script. The VMware Tools upgrade continues as it normally would, and will complete successfully.
If you haven't started the upgrade yet, you can remove the old VMware Tools version and replace it with the new version. Use the rpm -e VMware Tools command to remove the 3.0.0 version of VMware Tools. Then, install the 3.0.1 or later version with the rpm -ihv <VMwareTools_filename.rpm> command.
Note: You will still need to run the vmware-config-tools.pl script.