FTP sites compat6x-i386

Matthew Seaman matthew at FreeBSD.org
Tue May 12 13:29:02 UTC 2015

On 2015/05/12 14:19, Hassink,Karel wrote:
> At our company we have a virtual machine with FreeBSD 7.1 x86
> installed. I tried to install VMware tools on the machine but it asks
> for a compat6x-i386 module to be installed first.
> I used the "pkg_add -r compat6x-i386" command to install the module
> but the module is not on the ftp location specified
> (ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-7.1-release/Latest/compat6x-i386.tbz).
>  I tested the internet connection of the server and it is working
> without problems. I also tried to reach the location in the link
> through winscp but the only version of FreeBSD on the ftp is the 8.4
> version.
> Will the ftp site get back up or can I find the module on a different
> place?

FreeBSD 7.1 is long out of support -- none of the main ftp sites are
going to be carrying packages for that old a release.

Your best bet is to look for the compat6-i386 package on the archive site:




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