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Running local perl scripts in open SuSE 10.3





ocalhoun
I've been trying to install vmware tools on a virtual open suse 10.3 machine with kde, but I have a problem. I need to run the vmware-tools.pl script to finish the installation. When I go to it with a file manager, I only get the option to edit it, not to run it. When I go to the appropriate folder with the terminal and type in the file name, it just tells me 'command not found', even though that is exactly how I ran a similar script in suse 9... What's up with that?

The two theories I have:
1: I need to install something in order to run perl scripts
2: I need to use a special command in the terminal and give the file name as an argument to that command in order to execute the script.

Either way, I don't know precisely what to install/use.
(And yes, I am trying to run it as root)
sheedatali
It is pretty simple really,

1. Open a terminal and type this. (This will tell you where the configuration script is located)
Code:

which vmware-config.pl


2. Next Become root and execute the script.
Code:

su -
password:
root# perl /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl


The script will ask you questions step by step, you need to answer them and it should compile kernel modules for vmware to work.

Note: The script is going to need two things, a C compiler and your linux kernel headers. You should be able to install both using Yast.
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