Today a ran into an issue with the VMware Tools installer on Linux:
The solution was simple this time. Just remove the locations file from from /etc/vmware-tools. You can do this by running the following command:
rm –f /etc/vmware-tools/locations
Now you are able to run the VMware Tool installer again. If you are installing the VMware Tools on it default locations, you can add the –default parameter to the ./vmware-install.pl command to install the VMware Tools on it’s default location.
Source : ICT Freak