Setup a bitnami Ubuntu VM after install

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Once you download and start a Bitnami VM (say, to run a redmine or drupal server), you may want to install VMWare Tools and other applicaitons. If the VM is Windows, easy.

But on Ubuntu, it is not so easy: I use Linux rarely nowadays, though I used to use it lots many years ago, I’ve forgotten many command names and how to do various basic tasks which would be trivial to someone familiar with Ubuntu. Here is what I have to do everytime I download a new bitnami Ubuntu VM:

Update apt-get

First update apt-get, the application that gets packages for Ubuntu. If you don’t do that, you will likely get an error when using apt-get, as it won’t be able to find certain packages. It appears the VMWare Tools installation procedure requires headers to be installed, which requires apt-get.

The following will update the apt-get database so it…

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