How do I rum vmware-uninstall-tools.pl on Ubuntu?

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How do I rum vmware-uninstall-tools.pl on Ubuntu?

On a Windows 10 OS, I have been using VMware to set up a vitrual machine (because of some strange security concerns with the company, I can not use Hyper-V) and I am using Ubuntu as the OS for the virtual machine.

VMware requires that I run their file, "VMware Tools" and this is the result I get:

The installation of VMware Tools 10.3.23 build-16594550 for Linux completed successfully, you can decide to remove this software from your system at any time by invoking the following command: "/usr/bin/vmware-uninstall-tools.pl".

Before running VMware tools for the first time, you need to configure it by involing the following command: "/usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl". Do you want this program to invoke the command for you now? [yes]

INPUT: [yes] default

sh: 1: /usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl: Permission denied Enjoy,

--the VMware Team

Despite this snaky tone, this is the actual message I get after running the vmware-tools file.

Then when I try running vmware-config-tools.pl, I get a "Permission denied" message. Please advise or ask any clarifying questions.
 


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Have you tried putting 'sudo' in front of the command and then entering your password when requested?

(Note: No characters will show when you type your password. You're still typing it, they're just not showing it. This is intentional.)
 
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Putting "sudo perl" before the file name made some progress.
 

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What are the permissions of "/usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl"? You don't need the official vmware tools, you can also just use open-vm-tools.
 

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Hmm... You shouldn't need perl in there. I never bother with VMware's tools, and spend far more time with VirtualBox.

If I'm running a VM or 2 on my workstation I prefer VirtualBox.
If I'm running a Type 1 Hypervisor on bare metal, I prefer Proxmox or VMware.

VMware running on it's own server, work's pretty good (especially if you're running vShphere).
But vmwarePlayer hasn't worked for me very good.
 
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