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Install VMware Tools on RHEL7

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL 7) installs open-vm-tools (the open source implementation of VMware tools) automatically when the OS is deployed as guest in a virtualized environment. If for whatever reason you want to replace it with the licensed VMware tools here’s what you need to do. 1. Trigger

RHEL7 initial repo setup

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The default Red Hat installation doesn’t activate any official yum repositories automatically, so this shows how to do that. I am using the Red Hat Developer subscription which allows one to download and use RHEL for personal purposes (i.e. non-comercial).After the OS installation and reboot no repos are available

Install Electrum-ZCL 1.0.4 on CentOS 7

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This shows how to install the official Electrum-ZCL wallet used to store the Zclassic cryptocurrency. The current version is 1.0.4 (as of now) and it needs Python 3. The official readme only includes instructions for Ubuntu, hence this guide for CentOS 7. I successfully installed Electrum-ZCL on the same CentOS

Install Electrum-VTC on Centos 7

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I did this on CentOS 7.4 but it should work the same for any future minor OS release. By default Electrum-VTC 2.9.3 (an official wallet for the Vertcoin cryptocurrency) does not run on CentOS/RHEL 7 instances as it is missing some required libraries and symlinks. After extracting the tar.gz