FreeBSD Compat6x-amd64 Package

Krauss, N. (Nathan) Nathan.Krauss at
Thu Aug 3 17:12:33 UTC 2017


I'm attempting to install VMware Tools on a server running FreeBSD 8.4 but have been unable to do so due to the following error:

The VMware Tools for FreeBSD 8.4 depend on libraries provided by the compat6x-amd64 package. Unfortunately we were unable to locate these libraries on your system.  Please install the compat6x-amd64 package from the FreeBSD Ports Tree before you attempt to configure VMware Tools.
The easiest way to install this package is by using pkg_add utility.  Refer to the man pages on how to properly use this utility.
Please re-run this program after installing the compat6x-amd64 package.
Execution aborted.

I tried pulling the compat6x-amd64 package, but the file could not be found.

[zsroot at NSS /tmp]$ pkg_add -r compat6x
Error: Unable to get File unavailable (e.g., file not found, no access)
pkg_add: unable to fetch '' by URL

Is there an alternate location that I could pull the compat6x-amd64 package from?

Thank you,

Nathan Krauss
IT Security Specialist
Voya Financial(r)
Tel: 860.580.1222
Email: nathan.krauss at<mailto:nathan.krauss at>
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