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Date:      Thu, 3 Aug 2017 19:31:23 +0200
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        "Krauss, N. (Nathan)" <Nathan.Krauss@voya.com>
Cc:        "freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.org" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD Compat6x-amd64 Package
Message-ID:  <20170803193123.8163c363.freebsd@edvax.de>
In-Reply-To: <B9406B114DF20F47829FC60C1B761A44BBACD4C1@PMPLWEXM1003.dsglobal.org>
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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@NSS /tmp]$ pkg_add -r compat6x
> Error: Unable to get ftp://ftp-archive.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD-Archive/ports/amd64/packages-8.4-release/Latest/compat6x.tbz: File unavailable (e.g., file not found, no access)
> pkg_add: unable to fetch 'ftp://ftp-archive.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD-Archive/ports/amd64/packages-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

or

	# 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.



-- 
Polytropon
Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...



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