FreeBSD 7RC2 and VMware tools
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Mon Feb 18 20:59:03 UTC 2008
On Monday 18 February 2008 01:47:14 pm Dimitri Yioulos wrote:
> On Mon, 18 Feb 2008 13:29:28 -0500, John Nielsen wrote
> > On Monday 18 February 2008 12:31:37 pm Dimitri Yioulos wrote:
> > > On Sun, 17 Feb 2008 22:44:17 -0500, John Nielsen wrote
> > >
> > > > 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 appreciated.
> > > >
> > > > 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.
> > >
> > > Thanks for the response!
> > >
> > > A symlink won't do for the above?
> > Try it and see! I think I decided on a hard link since the script
> > uses something like "if [ -f /lib/libc.so.6 ]" so it's looking only
> > for a regular file and not a symlink.
> Hmm, when I try to hard-link ("ln /usr/compat/linux/lib/libc.so.6
> libc.so.6"), I get "ln: ./libc.so.6: Cross-device link". But, when I
> do a symlink, which takes, I get "/usr/libexec/ld-elf.so.1: Shared
> object "ld-linux.so.2" not found, required by "libc.so.6"" when i run
> vmware-config-tools.pl. So, I symlink ld-linux.so.2, and run tools.
> Then, I get "/usr/libexec/ld-elf.so.1: Undefined symbol "__stdoutp"
> referenced from COPY relocation in /usr/local/sbin/vmware-checkvm".
> Arrgh. Any other ideas?
You have /usr on a different partition than / in your VM, so you can't do
a hard link. I would just copy the file back to /lib and not worry about
it. Linking in other random libraries will cause problems, as you've
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