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I am using fedora 16` and I need to uninstall VMware Player and VMware Workstation. I tried this:

[root@Feddy non-admin]# vmware-installer --uninstall-product vmware-player
bash: vmware-installer: command not found...

but the result says , command not found. In this case how do I uninstall VMware?

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How did you install it in the first place? – Joseph R. Jul 14 '13 at 18:30
@JosephR. I installed it a long time ago. I seriously don't remember the installation – Suhail Gupta Jul 14 '13 at 18:31
try run vmware-uninstall.pl – Raza Jul 14 '13 at 18:46
@Salton the same result – Suhail Gupta Jul 14 '13 at 18:46
check to see if there is any rpm package installed for this rpm -qa | grep vmware – Raza Jul 14 '13 at 18:49

Have you tested yum or rpm as explained here:



rpm -e VMware-Player

Should work if you installed it with yum or rpm. If you did not then I don't think there are any easy way.

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Welcome to Unix and Linux! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – terdon Jul 14 '13 at 19:36

I do it with : vmware-installer -u vmware-player. - Debian 7 - 64bits Then I could install vmware workstation 9 in test without any problem.

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The OP clearly indicates that this command was unsuccessful. – Joseph R. Jul 15 '13 at 23:02

As root, the command "vmware-installer --uninstall-product=vmware-workstation" uninstalled VMware-Workstation 9 Do not forget "="

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