I just went to the vmware website because I want to try workstation over virtualbox. I signed up for a workstation trial and clicked download on the 64bit linux version. What downloaded is a 320 megabyte txt file
What gives? Is anyone familiar with this pattern of delivering software? How do I run it?
Here is the beginning of that file:
#!/usr/bin/env bash # # VMware Installer Launcher # # This is the executable stub to check if the VMware Installer Service # is installed and if so, launch it. If it is not installed, the # attached payload is extracted, the VMIS is installed, and the VMIS # is launched to install the bundle as normal. # Architecture this bundle was built for (x86 or x64) ARCH=x64 if [ -z "$BASH" ]; then # $- expands to the current options so things like -x get passed through if [ ! -z "$-" ]; then opts="-$-" fi # dash flips out of $opts is quoted, so don't. exec /usr/bin/env bash $opts "$0" "$@" echo "Unable to restart with bash shell" exit 1 fi set -e ETCDIR=/etc/vmware-installer OLDETCDIR="/etc/vmware" ### Offsets ### # These are offsets that are later used relative to EOF. FOOTER_SIZE=52 # This won't work with non-GNU stat. FILE_SIZE=`stat --format "%s" "$0"` offset=$(($FILE_SIZE - 4)) MAGIC_OFFSET=$offset offset=$(($offset - 4)) CHECKSUM_OFFSET=$offset offset=$(($offset - 4)) VERSION_OFFSET=$offset offset=$(($offset - 4)) PREPAYLOAD_OFFSET=$offset