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    Cool Updated Way of Installing VmWare Tools For untangle V10 ESXi 5.1 or 5.5

    1.nano /etc/apt/sources.list

    2.add the lines (Updated)
    deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free

    -- To close the box and save hit.. --
    -- Ctrl+X followed by "Y" and then "Enter" --

    3.apt-get update

    4.apt-get install gcc make

    5.apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r`

    Now alt-click on the Untangle virtual machine, under the guest sub menu choose "Install VMware Guest Tools" Once you have done that go back in the Untangle VM.
    6.mount /dev/cdrom

    7.cd /media/cdrom0

    8.ls

    :arrow: On ESXi 5.1, look for a file called VMwareTools-8.6.10-xxxxxx.tar.gz :!:
    :arrow: On ESXi 5.5, Look for a file called VMwareTool-9.0.0-xxxxxx.tar.gz :!:

    9.mkdir /tmp/vmware

    10.cp VMwareTools-X.X.X-xxxxxx.tar.gz /tmp/vmware

    11.cd /tmp/vmware

    12.tar xvzf VMwareTools-X.X.X-xxxxxx.tar.gz

    13.cd vmware-tools-distrib


    Step 14 is automated ! Don't Push Anything ! Some places may hang just give it a moment to finish


    14. ./vmware-install.pl -d

    When you see :
    Enjoy,

    --the VMware team

    Your install worked !

    15. reboot

    You Must do these last steps ! After Reboot !

    16.nano /etc/apt/sources.list

    17.
    remove

    deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free

    -- To close the box and save hit.. --
    -- Ctrl+X followed by "Y" and then "Enter" --

    18. exit

    19.Close all windows and resume use of Untangle.
    20.Give your self a pat on the back, you are done.

    Updated from forum message http://forums.untangle.com/hacks/335...sxi-5-5-a.html

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    great writeup!
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    apt-get install build-essential psmisc linux-headers-`uname -r`

    That's safer, and includes historic dependencies for the vmware software. However this still leaves build tools in a production installation which is a security nono. The safest way to do this is to use WebFools's OVA, which is made with a .deb with the bits required.

    This path however does mean you can simply point click upgrade the vmtools.

    I've done it both ways, and both ways work!
    Rob Sandling, BS:SWE, MCP
    NexgenAppliances.com
    Phone: 866-794-8879 x201
    Email: support@nexgenappliances.com

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