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Upgrading to VMware Workstation 7.1.3 on Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick

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:

/usr/lib/vmware*

/etc/vmware*

/usr/share/doc/vmware*

/usr/bin/vmware*

After that the new installation proceeded normally and I was up and running again, this time without having to do any manual patching. Yay!

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