Ubuntu – How to uninstall VMware Player 4.0.3 on 12.04


I installed VMware Player 4.0.3 on Ubuntu 12.04. When I try to run an image, I get errors such as "/usr/lib/vmware/settings": No such file or directory. or "~/.vmware/config": No such file or directory..

I tried patching it but I get unable to install vmnet message from the patch, thus I would like to uninstall the Player and re-install it.

The install file was a bash script downloaded from vmware, not a package, it doesn't appear in dpkg. SO, how do you uninstall VMware Player 4.0.3?

Best Answer

Use the switch: --uninstall-component=vmware-player

That uninstalled it for me.