- Remove open-vm-tools
- Install Perl
- Mount the VMTools ISO
- Install VMTools
To get rid of open-vm-tools, open Terminal and enter the following command:
sudo yum remove open-vm-tools
This will locate the open-vm-tools packages and prompt you to confirm their removal.
If the account you're using isn't in sudoers, you'll need to become root before removing the packages:
yum remove open-vm-tools
Now open-vm-tools is gone from your Fedora19 system.
Since the VMTools installer is a Perl script, you'll need to have Perl loaded on your VM to install VMTools. Easy. In your Terminal, enter the following
sudo yum install perl
YUM will find the packages needed to install Perl, and prompt you to confirm the installation.
Again, if you're not in sudoers, you'll need to do this:
yum install perl
Once YUM has finished installing Perl, you're read to go on.
Mount the VMTools ISO
Just to clarify: when you choose to Install / Upgrade VMTools on a VM from the vSphere Web Client (or even that old and busted vSphere Client), you're actually mounting an ISO to the VM. The ISO contains the packages to install the tools.
Once you've started the Tools install from the client, go to your Fedora19 VM and open the ISO with Files. Select the VMTools package, and Extract it to /tmp. You'll now have a directory named /tmp/vmware-toold-distrib.
Finally, go back to your Terminal window, change to the /tmp/vmwre-tools-distrib directory, and enter the following command: