[root@ftp vmware-tools-distrib]# ./vmware-install.pl
A previous installation of VMware Tools has been detected.
The previous installation was made by the tar installer (version 4).
Keeping the tar4 installer database format.
You have a version of VMware Tools installed. Continuing this install will
first uninstall the currently installed version. Do you wish to continue?
Error: Unable to find the binary installation directory (answer BINDIR)
in the installer database file “/etc/vmware-tools/locations”.
Uninstall failed. Please correct the failure and re run the install.
[root@ftp bin]# ./vmware-uninstall-tools.pl
Uninstalling the tar installation of VMware Tools.
The removal of VMware Tools 8.6.11 build-1310128 for Linux completed
successfully. Thank you for having tried this software.