Patch ESXi 5.x manually

KB 2008939sums it up nicely, but if you get an error like this while manually adding patched to an ESXi 5.x host:

/ # esxcli software vib install -d ./
Could not download from depot at zip:/var/log/vmware/, skipping ((‘zip:/var/log/vmware/’, ”, “Error extracting index.xml from /var/log/vmware/ [Errno 2] No such file or directory: ‘/var/log/vmware/'”))
url = zip:/var/log/vmware/
Please refer to the log file for more details.

Note that as plainly stated in the KB – the entire directory needs to be included in the command:
/ # esxcli software vib install -d /vmfs/volumes/519e70b3-9d0f6b70-8e0f-0050560106fe/Patch/
Installation Result
Message: The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective.
Reboot Required: true

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