A new version of VMware workstation was released the other day which resolves a few issues with running it on Ubuntu 10.10. However, installing it wasn’t as smooth as usual for me. The automatic uninstallation of the previous version mysteriously failed, and I was left with VMware in a semi-working state. After doing some poking around, I decided I needed to manually remove the old version before installation of the new one would work. I deleted the following:
After that the new installation proceeded normally and I was up and running again, this time without having to do any manual patching. Yay!