The installer script for Linux is a Perl script, supported for use on default installations of several popular Linux distributions:
Topics in this section include:
The VI Perl Toolkit installer for Linux distributions requires Perl 5.8, plus these libraries:
With the exception of OpenSSL, all of these packages are included in each of the supported Linux distributions, in the base (default) installation.
If you have trouble locating the OpenSSL package for a Linux distribution, you can list all files using the wildcard after the openssl-dev prefix, as in:
The installer script for Linux is a Perl script, supported for use on default installations of several popular Linux distributions. The default installations include the requisite Perl engine and all the required librarieswith the exception of OpenSSL. This section provides information about the preliminary setup tasks required to install the OpenSSL library on each supported platform, specifically:
See the Fedora Core documentation for configuration information.
The SUSE Enterprise 10 DVD includes the OpenSSL package on the installation DVD.
See the SUSE Linux 10.1 documentation for configuration information.
Ubuntu uses apt (advanced packaging tool) to keep a local repository of libraries up-to-date. The libssl-dev package is not available for install until this local repository is updated via the 'apt-get update' command. Before running apt to update the repository (and subsequently, install the OpenSSL library), the system must be properly configured and connected to the Internet.
See the Ubuntu documentation for configuration information.
From terminal console, enter:
> sudo apt-get update
> sudo apt-get install libssl-dev
The installer is a Perl script, vmware-install.pl. Open a shell prompt and navigate to the location of the download. Unpack the download.
To install the VI Perl Toolkit using the Perl installer:
You can uninstall the VI Perl Toolkit at any time using the vmware-uninstall-viperl.pl script:
Replace /usr with the appropriate path, if you specified a non-default path during installation.
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VI Perl Toolkit 1.0 | Released 30-Aug-2007 | Last updated 8-October-2007 12:30 am