FreeBSD Compat6x-amd64 Package

Thomas Mueller mueller6722 at
Thu Aug 3 21:28:13 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)

I looked in the Makefile at MASTER_SITES.  URL is

There were various compat6x.*.tar.bz2 files for 

Parent directory/	-	-
compat6x-alpha-6.2.602110.200706.tar.bz2	3523193	2007-Jun-20 02:26
compat6x-alpha-6.3.602114.200711.tar.bz2	3800017	2007-Nov-23 12:31
compat6x-alpha-6.3.603000.200801.tar.bz2	3811332	2008-Feb-26 01:04
compat6x-alpha-6.4.604000.200810.tar.bz2	3809180	2008-Oct-17 02:27
compat6x-amd64-6.2.602110.200706.tar.bz2	5482273	2007-Jun-20 02:26
compat6x-amd64-6.3.602114.200711.tar.bz2	5816908	2007-Nov-23 12:32
compat6x-amd64-6.3.603000.200801.tar.bz2	5846035	2008-Feb-26 01:04
compat6x-amd64-6.4.604000.200810.tar.bz2	6445228	2008-Oct-17 02:29
compat6x-i386-6.2.602110.200706.tar.bz2	2899222	2007-Jun-20 02:26
compat6x-i386-6.3.602114.200711.tar.bz2	3115554	2007-Nov-23 12:32
compat6x-i386-6.3.603000.200801.tar.bz2	3132679	2008-Feb-26 01:03
compat6x-i386-6.4.604000.200810.tar.bz2	3133715	2008-Oct-17 02:29
compat6x-sparc64-6.2.602110.200706.tar.bz2	3068995	2007-Jun-20 02:26
compat6x-sparc64-6.3.602114.200711.tar.bz2	3288177	2007-Nov-23 12:32
compat6x-sparc64-6.3.603000.200801.tar.bz2	3308405	2008-Feb-26 01:04
compat6x-sparc64-6.4.604000.200810.tar.bz2	3313585	2008-Oct-17 02:30


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