After upgrading to vCenter 5.5 and ESXi 5.5 in my environment, I needed to upgrade my VMware Tools. Which generally isn’t a big deal. Usually just click and auto install (without a reboot, which is awesome) and move onto the next one.
This morning I cam across a syslog server that I’m using for my ESXi logs that is running Ubuntu Server. When I tried the automatic upgrade I got an error and was forced to mount the CD and do a interactive installation, which still isn’t a big deal.
I went ahead and followed VMware’s instructions outlined here.
Once I got to the point of running: “sudo ./vmware-install.pl -d” it failed wit this error.
Giving me the error of: “Error: Unable to execute “/usr/bin/vmware-uninstall-tools.pl.”
Therefore, I went looking for vmware-uninstall-tools and found nothing.