VMWare Client Running on Fedora 9

What a pain! You have to get the latest open-vm-tools from SourceForge. Do a configure and make && make check. But then you cannot actually install the files or VMWare gets pissy.

After the make you need to pack up the kernel files you have created and patch the real VMWare installer with them:

for i in *; do mv ${i} ${i}-only; tar -cf ${i}.tar ${i}-only; done
cp *tar /usr/lib/vmware-tools/modules/source/

Then you can run the standard vmware-tools-config.pl and it will use the source you just upgraded.

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