Vmware Perl SDK on Debian Jessie

The only thing I dislike more than RPM-based distros, is software thats only tested on RPM-based distros.
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Do the following to install VMWare Perl SDK:

# apt-get install libconvert-units-perl libmath-calc-units-perl libnagios-plugin-perl libxml-perl libclass-methodmaker-perl libnet-ssleay-perl libcrypt-ssleay-perl libarchive-zip-perl libdata-dump-perl libsoap-lite-perl libssl-dev –no-install-recommends

Enter “vmware-vsphere-cli-distrib” after extracting the tar-file from vmware, edit “vmware-install.pl” and search for:


if ( direct_command(“cat /etc/*-release | grep -i ubuntu”) || direct_command(“cat /proc/version | grep -i ubuntu”) ) {

Change it to:

if ( direct_command(“cat /etc/*-release | grep -i ubuntu”) || direct_command(“cat /proc/version | grep -i debian”) ) {

 

After running vmware-install.pl, watch as the installer will ruin your package-manager by downloading stuff via CPAN manually.

Thats just lovely. 🙂

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