Ubuntu: VMWare Workstation 9.0.2 for Linux build 1031769. Failed to execute child process “@@BINARY@@”



Question:

I got the error after installing VMWare Workstation 9.0.2. Here is the output the uname -a command.

Linux dmitriev-pc 3.5.0-34-generic #55~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jun 7 16:25:50 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux  

Ubuntu version is Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS.

Did anybody manage to solve it? The sole advice I read was to reinstall VMWare Workstation but it didn't work for me.

Edit #1.

/etc/vmware-installer/components/vmware-workstation/9.0.2/vmware-workstation.py:      self.RunCommand('sed', '-e', 's,@@BINARY@@,%s,g' % binary, '-i', launcher)  Binary file /etc/vmware-installer/components/vmware-workstation/9.0.2/vmware-workstation.pyc matches  /etc/vmware-installer/components/vmware-network-editor-ui/9.0.2/vmware-network-editor-ui.py:      self.RunCommand('sed', '-e', 's,@@BINARY@@,%s,g' % binary, '-i', launcher)  Binary file /etc/vmware-installer/components/vmware-network-editor-ui/9.0.2/vmware-network-editor-ui.pyc matches  Binary file /etc/vmware-installer/components/vmware-player-app/5.0.2/vmware-player-app.pyc matches  /etc/vmware-installer/components/vmware-player-app/5.0.2/vmware-player-app.py:      self.RunCommand('sed', '-e', 's,@@BINARY@@,%s,g' % binary, '-i', launcher)  

Solved

There is a strange suffix %F in the /usr/share/applications/vmware-workstation.desktop file. I didn't find what it could mean on the man vmware man page.

Exec=/usr/bin/vmware %F

If I run vmware via my command line, it runs with no errors.

The screenshot


Solution:1

In my case, the way I was able to get it to work was to make a copy of the .desktop file (vmware-workstation.desktop) located at /usr/share/applications and save it on my desktop.

Then change the permissions so it can be executed and run it from the desktop.

$ cp /usr/share/applications/vmware-workstation.desktop ./Desktop/vmware-workstation.desktop  $ cd ./Desktop  $ sudo chmod +x vmware-workstation.desktop  $ ./vmware-workstation.desktop  

Fixed some spelling


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