I had installed the newest
VMware server on
Windows 7. I am running a VM with the newest
Ubuntu 11.04. The version of
VMware Remote Console is 2.5.0 build-122581 (I guess it's the newest at the moment of writing).
I am trying to install the VMware tools on my Ubuntu VM. On the previous version of VM there was a simple menu item, called
"install vmware tools" that did all the job. On the current version (that comes with a web interface for some reason) the "install vmware tools" only causes some directory to be mounted from inside the Ubuntu. The mounted directory has 2 files:
tar.gz. I wanted to install the
rpm, so that the package manager will recognize the installation and everything will be kinda smooth and well-formed. However, not sure that
rpm suits Ubuntu, but
deb (there is no file like this).
In short, is
tar.gz my only option or I can still install
rpm in some way?