I just finally installed the latest version of the Open Virtual Machine Tools (2008.12.23) on my Ubuntu 8.10 installation (2.6.27-9-generic) under VM Ware Fusion (2.0.1).
Primary based on this HOWTO (first hit i found on google).
Under the expectation you downloaded the source package and you are in the following folder
cd open-vm-tools-2008.12.23-137496You need some (additional) libraries and packages:
sudo apt-get install build-essentialCause I have no X development lib installed I run all with the following parameter
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)
sudo apt-get install libdumbnet-dev libdumbnet
sudo apt-get install libicu-dev
./configure --without-x && makeAfterwards I could install to tools:
sudo make installWe will see what is working now and what not..
Greetings and Happy New Year