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Unable to find the answer CAFVARDIR in the installer Database–VMtools

Installing VMware Tools on Red Hat Servers will fail with Error


Unable to Execute /USR/bin/VMware-uninstall-tools.pl

Uninstall Failed Please correct the failure and re run the install.

Execution aborted.


Locating to bin and run VMware-uninstall-tools.pl will fail with Error

Unable to find the answer CAFVARDIR in the installer database. (etc/vmware-caf/pme/install/preuninstall.sh)

You may want to re-install VMWare Tools



Solution –

Locate below folder and remove vmware-tools folder and run vmware ./vmware-install.pl.

rm -r /etc/vmware-tools


Satheshwaran Manoharan
Satheshwaran Manoharanhttps://www.azure365pro.com
Award-winning Technology Leader with a wealth of experience running large teams and diversified industry exposure in cloud computing. From shipping lines to rolling stocks.In-depth expertise in driving cloud adoption strategies and modernizing systems to cloud native. Specialized in Microsoft Cloud, DevOps, and Microsoft 365 Stack and conducted numerous successful projects worldwide. Also, Acting as a Technical Advisor for various start-ups.

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