FreeBSD Compat6x-amd64 Package
Krauss, N. (Nathan)
Nathan.Krauss at voya.com
Thu Aug 3 17:44:27 UTC 2017
I tried accessing the site while off our corporate network and was able to pull it down so there must be something blocking it while on network.
I'm all set now - Thank you for your assistance!
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Sent: Thursday, August 03, 2017 01:31 PM
To: Krauss, N. (Nathan)
Cc: freebsd-questions at FreeBSD.org
Subject: Re: FreeBSD Compat6x-amd64 Package
On Thu, 3 Aug 2017 17:12:08 +0000, Krauss, N. (Nathan) wrote:
> 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
> [zsroot at NSS /tmp]$ pkg_add -r compat6x
> Error: Unable to get
> -8.4-release/Latest/compat6x.tbz: File unavailable (e.g., file not
> found, no access)
> pkg_add: unable to fetch
> s-8.4-release/Latest/compat6x.tbz' 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 ftp://ftp-archive.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD-Archive/ports/amd64/packages-8.4-release/Latest/compat6x.tbz
# wget ftp://ftp-archive.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD-Archive/ports/amd64/packages-8.4-release/Latest/compat6x.tbz
The file actually is there and can be downloaded. Check for networking problems or general access to ftp-archive.freebsd.org, you should be able to connect.
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