FreeBSD Compat6x-amd64 Package

Polytropon freebsd at
Thu Aug 3 17:31:31 UTC 2017

On Thu, 3 Aug 2017 17:12:08 +0000, Krauss, N. (Nathan) wrote:
> Hi,
> 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?

Can you manually fetch the file from that location, for example
using, for example:

	# ftp


	# wget

The file actually is there and can be downloaded. Check for
networking problems or general access to,
you should be able to connect.

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