Overview of Linux Installation Process
The installation script for vCLI is supported on the following Linux distributions:
The vCLI package installer installs the vCLI scripts and the vSphere SDK for Perl. The installation proceeds as follows.
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Included in uuid-dev for SLES 11 and in e2fsprogs for other Linux platforms. Required by the UUID Perl module.
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Earlier versions of libwww-perl include the LWP-Protocol-https module. Very recent versions of libwww-perl do not include the LWP-Protocol-https module and you have to install that module.
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Note: The installer does not overwrite existing versions of recommended Perl modules. You must explicitly update those modules yourself.
Note: The installer does not overwrite existing versions of recommended Perl modules. You must explicitly update those modules yourself.
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If a previous version of vCLI, Remote CLI, or vSphere SDK for Perl is installed on your system, and you install vCLI in a different directory, you must reset the PATH environment variable. You can do so before or after the installation, using the command appropriate for your distribution and shell (setenv, export, and so on). If you do not reset the path, the system might still look for executables in the old location.