Monday, July 16, 2012

VMware Tools Installation on Oracle Linux Fails

VMware Tools installation on Oracle Linux fails. The installation script causes errors like below.

Searching for GCC...
The path "" is not valid path to the gcc binary.

Searching for a valid kernel header path...
The path "" is not a valid path to the 2.6.32-200.13.1.el5uek kernel headers.


Update Linux as below:

yum -y install gcc
yum -y install kernel-uek-devel-`uname -r`
yum -y install kernel-uek-headers-`uname -r`
And then repeat installation. 

After completing installation, verify the version of VMware tools installed as below.


Restart VMware tools if required.

/etc/init.d/vmware-tools restart.


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