The /etc/init.d/vmware-tools script fails to start.
When attempting to execute vmtoolsd manually in the forground, I get:
[ error] [vmsvc] Trying to overwrite existing RPC registration for f!
See the Debian bugreport at:
Supposedly the problem is caused because /etc/vmware-tools/plugins/common/ contains both .so files and .la files. I tried removing the .la files as the report suggests, and it did indeed fix the problem for me. The Debian bugreport also includes a patch to Makefile.am to avoid installing the files.
Yup, removing the .la files worked for me! :)
Thanks for reporting this .la file problem -- assigning to maintainers.
Removed all .la files resolved the issue for me.
P.S. Hi Troy
*** Bug 283654 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
fixed in open-vm-tools-0.0.20091216.217847.ebuild