VMWare Tools (esp. Unity) with Kali Linux 3.12.6-2kali1

While attempting to get a fresh VM of Kali Linux (3.12.6-2kali1,3.12-kali1-amd64)  to install VMWare Tools (8.8.0 build-471268), I ran into the following errors (among others). My primary intent was to use Unity mode, since some basic functionality was already working with the default install (such as not needing ctrl-alt to move mouse to host OS).