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problem in installing VMware

asked 2017-03-28 10:31:56 +0000

shauAli gravatar image

updated 2017-03-28 11:21:42 +0000

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hi, i'm using fedora-25. I want to install VMware-12. I get error messages when i install it.

error messages:-

"Extracting VMware Installer...done.
No protocol specified
No protocol specified
User interface initialization failed.  Exiting.  Check the log for details."


"[2017-03-28 14:51:13,972] Installer running.
[2017-03-28 14:51:13,972] Command Line Arguments:
[2017-03-28 14:51:13,973] ['/tmp/vmis.xi17VW/install/vmware-installer/vmware-installer.py', '--set-setting', 'vmware-installer', 'libconf', '/tmp/vmis.xi17VW/install/vmware-installer/lib/libconf', '--install-component', '/tmp/vmis.xi17VW/install/vmware-installer', '--install-bundle', '/external/./VMware-Workstation-Full-12.5.4-5192485.x86_64.bundle', '']
[2017-03-28 14:51:14,116] /tmp/vmis.xi17VW/install/vmware-installer/python/pygtk/gtk/__init__.py:69: GtkWarning: could not open display
  warnings.warn(str(e), _gtk.Warning)
[2017-03-28 14:51:14,118] Unable to initialize gtk: could not open display
[2017-03-28 14:51:14,119] Could not set up curses...  Falling back on null term type.
[2017-03-28 14:51:14,126] UI Initialization failed.
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/tmp/vmis.xi17VW/install/vmware-installer/vmware-installer.py", line 293, in main
  File "/tmp/vmis.xi17VW/install/vmware-installer/vmis/ui/__init__.py", line 83, in Initialize
    exec 'from vmis.ui.null import *' in globals()
  File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/tmp/vmis.xi17VW/install/vmware-installer/vmis/ui/null.py", line 13, in <module>
    from vmis.ui import console
  File "/tmp/vmis.xi17VW/install/vmware-installer/vmis/ui/console.py", line 9, in <module>
    import curses
  File "/tmp/vmis.xi17VW/install/vmware-installer/python/lib/curses/__init__.py", line 15, in <module>
    from _curses import *
ImportError: libncursesw.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"

step: i download the vmware file from website in .bundle extension.

chmod +x VM*.bundle


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@shauAli Are you trying to installing vmware thru SSH connection?

hhlp ( 2017-03-28 11:42:31 +0000 )edit

no, i install through terminal.

shauAli ( 2017-03-28 14:47:25 +0000 )edit

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answered 2017-03-29 05:36:55 +0000

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Look at the error: libncursesw.so.5: cannot open shared object file. You have a missing library, if we run dnf provides libncursesw.so.5 to figure out what package can provide us this file, it returns this package that you will need to install : ncurses-compat-libs

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yes, i installes it. and it works.

shauAli ( 2017-03-29 18:37:41 +0000 )edit

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