I'm just trying to get to grips with fpm as a quick&dirty way to install
VMware Tools in new VMs running Ubuntu, without having to do the little
dance with a virtual CD.
So, I have the .tar.gz file off of VMware's disk image, and I want to have
the package unpack into /opt/vmware-tools-dist and then run VMware's
My first attempt is:
fpm -s tar -t deb -n "vmware-tools-dist" -v 8.3.2-257589 --prefix /opt
--after-install vmware-tools-install.sh VMwareTools-8.3.2-257589.tar.gz
where vmware-tools-install.sh is a one-line shell script with the correct
command-line for the installer: "/opt/vmware-tools-dist/vmware-install.pl
As far as I can see, fpm doesn't add my script to the .deb, and I know that
whatever filename I give it has to exist at the time the package is being
created, so it can't be the installer inside the tar - so what IS the right
way to run that install script? Or how can I add my file in addition to the
contents of the tar?
Sorry if this is a very newbie kind of question, but there's not much
information about the pre/post install script stuff, that I could see...