Unable to create symlink “/etc/pam.d/vmtoolsd” pointing to file “/usr/lib/vmware-tools/configurator/pam.d/vmtoolsd-x64”.

Written by r2d2. Posted in Linux

This Issue come from the Missing /etc/pam.d directory so to Solve is
Create it: mkdir /etc/pam.d


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

Unable to create symlink “/etc/pam.d/vmtoolsd” pointing to file
“/usr/lib/vmware-tools/configurator/pam.d/vmtoolsd-x64”.

Execution aborted.

Found VMware Tools CDROM mounted at /mnt/cdrom. Ejecting device /dev/sr0 …
root@cimsdev:/tmp/vmware-tools-distrib#
root@cimsdev:/tmp/vmware-tools-distrib# /usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl
Unable to create symlink “/etc/pam.d/vmtoolsd” pointing to file
“/usr/lib/vmware-tools/configurator/pam.d/vmtoolsd-x64”.

Execution aborted.

root@cimsdev:/tmp/vmware-tools-distrib# mkdir /etc/pam.d
root@cimsdev:/tmp/vmware-tools-distrib# /usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl
Initializing…

 

Stopping VMware Tools services in the virtual machine:
Guest operating system daemon: [ OK ] Virtual Printing daemon: [ OK ] Unmounting HGFS shares: [ OK ] Guest filesystem driver: [ OK ]

 

Before you can compile modules, you need to have the following installed…

make
gcc
kernel headers of the running kernel

 

Searching for GCC…

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