How to kill stuck VMware Tools install from the command line ESXi 5.x

Trying to put a host into maintenance mode in vCenter and one machine wouldn't VMotion because it said VMware Tools were being installed or upgraded.

Searching Google came up with this article which applies to ESX 4.x:

Well vmware-cmd is gone in ESXi 5.x. Here's how you do it in ESXi 5.x:

cd /vmfs/volumes/[datastore]/[vmname]
vim-cmd vmsvc/getallvms

Note the VmId of the machine having the issue. Then run:

vim-cmd vmsvc/tools.cancelinstall VmId

TweetDeck Installation Errors On Linux- 2004, 5007

Twitter is all the rage these days and I've been using one of the more popular desktop Twitter applications - TweetDeck TweetDeck runs on top of Adobe AIR -

My day-to-day OS on my workstation is Linux (Fedora 10 to be exact). I installed Adobe AIR and TweetDeck with no issues on the initial installation.

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