Friday, 1 August 2008

Bundles of fun with VMware Workstation

My beta of VMware Workstation 6.5 ( e.x.p build-91182 ) ran out a few
days ago, meaning that I needed to go back to VMware.com and download a
more recent version. During the process, I pulled down a so-called bundle: -

-rw-r--r-- 1 hayd hayd 345935635 2008-08-01 07:42
VMware-Workstation-e.x.p-99530.i386.bundle

This left me thinking "Hmm, how do I install this puppy as it's not a
normal executable file".

It actually proved to be a pretty painless process - it turns out that
the bundle is actually packaged with its own installation script, so I
"merely" needed to run: -

$ sudo sh VMware-Workstation-e.x.p-99530.i386.bundle

as per: -

http://communities.vmware.com/click.jspa?searchID=-1&objectType=2&objectID=979277

etc.

1 comment:

Bagga said...

Well spotted, had me scratching my head a bit that one.



Cheers.