20 hours ago
I am using Ubuntu 15. I have an rpm package for installing the gugent (guest agent for VMware's Virtual Cloud Automation Center). I'm trying to find a standalone (offline) installation package for gettext and alien (for the rpm file). I have installed alien. But it never works. I get an error about rpm command not found whenever I use alien. For gettext, I have a .tar.xz file. I'm not sure if it is properly installed. I'd rather use a .deb file for installing gettext. For some reason, I think it may be a dependency to alien working properly. Alien's man page works. So alien is installed.
Is there an alternative to alien?
I understand that "customization" is not supported with the Guest Agent on Ubuntu. What is customization in this context? Vmware mentions Ubuntu and the VCAC. But I cannot seem to find how to install the agent.
Edit: I'm not looking to install VMware Tools. I want to install the VCAC guest agent on Ubuntu.
15 hours ago
If you are trying to install the Vmware guest tools inside an Ubuntu guest, the easy way is to open a terminal and enter
sudo apt-get install --install-suggests open-vm-tools
Alternatively, the Vmware tools can can be run from the installation disks that Vmware was installed from, but the process is a little involved, and I believe that there are some patches needed for the Ubuntu 15 installations. VMWare's documentation does indicate that on a linux guest, open-vm-tools should be used.