FreeBSD 7RC2 and VMware tools
john at jnielsen.net
Mon Feb 18 03:44:56 UTC 2008
On Sunday 17 February 2008 01:06:28 pm Dimitri Yioulos wrote:
> I'm not sure whether to have posted this here or on a VMware list;
> apologies if I'm in the wrong place.
> The other day, I did a fresh install of v. 7RC2 from the minimal CD on
> a CentOS 5.1 box running VMware server 1.0.4. I had previously
> successfully installed v. 6.2, and upgraded to 6.3 on the same box.
> All has gone well, except for the installation of VMware Tools.
> Getting the Tools tarball and extracting the requisite files was
> trivial. However, when I try to run Vmware-Config-Tools.pl, I get a
> message saying that the program must be run on a virtual machine.
> Well, it is. Is there a needed FBSD package I'm missing (the Tools
> install program doesn't complain about it). A known issue, or bug,
> maybe? Or is VMware support not yet enabled? Help would be greatly
I just went through almost the same thing, installing FreeBSD 7 under
VMware Workstation on Windows. The config-tools script has a hard-coded
version check which looks for libc.so.6 under /lib only. Rather than mess
with the script, I just hard-linked the library
from /usr/local/lib/compat (where it was installed by the compat6x port).
Seemed to work fine after that. You'll need to be careful not to erase it
if you ever run "make delete-old-libs", though.
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