There are subtle differences in all Linux platforms and when I got to run VMware SDK Java samples on Ubuntu 10.04 I found there is something that is worth to share in addition to my first post about it.
First of all, there are very convenient “default” packages for JRE and JDK that have openjdk-6-jre and openjdk-6-jdk:
apt-get install default-jre defalt-jdk
Of course that means a different value for JAVAHOME:
Second, in my first post I did not describe how to get and store VMware server certificates.
If you follow the Setup Guild then you have to connect to a VMware server by SSH or use the vClient. But you can get the certificate from the Firefox browser: when connecting to a VMware server and asked to confirm the certificate, there is a button to export it. This allows to save the certificate locally and then add it to the keystore:
keytool -import -file XXX.XX.XX.XX.XX.cer -alias XXX.XX.XX.XX.XX \ -keystore vmware.keystore VMKEYSTORE=~/vmware-certs/vmware.keystore export VMKEYSTORE
Also the tofrodos package has different name for the dos2unix utility, it is called fromdos now:
apt-get install tofrodos cd %SDKHOME%\samples\Axis\java fromdos *.sh
Unfortunately the axis binaries I still had to download manually.