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Installing VMWare Tools in CentOS using MacOS Sierra Host

I’m using a MacOS Sierra and having problems installing VMWare Tools (under VMWare Fusion 8.5.8) in a Centos 7 VM.  Here’s the lowdown, as root:

1) yum install perl

2) yum install gcc

3) yum install “kernel-devel-uname-r == $(uname -r)”
// do this since doing a yum install kernel-devel will include subversions which will
// mess with the vmware script resulting in the pesky “the path is not a valid path to the //3.10 kernel headers centos” errors.

4) mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

5) cd /tmp

6) tar zxpf /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools-5.0.0-<xxxx>.tar.gz

7) umount /dev/cdrom

8) cd vmware-tools-distrib

9) ./vmware-install.pl

Good luck!

 

 

 

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