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Date:      Thu, 3 Aug 2017 17:43:27 +0000
From:      "Krauss, N. (Nathan)" <Nathan.Krauss@voya.com>
To:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
Cc:        "freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.org" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   RE: FreeBSD Compat6x-amd64 Package
Message-ID:  <B9406B114DF20F47829FC60C1B761A44BBACD4F9@PMPLWEXM1003.dsglobal.org>
In-Reply-To: <20170803193123.8163c363.freebsd@edvax.de>
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Hi Polytropon,

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!

Thank you,

Nathan Krauss
IT Security Specialist
Voya Financial=AE
Tel: 860.580.1222
Email: nathan.krauss@voya.com
Network Security Email:  netsec@voya.com
https://voya.com

NYSE: VOYA

-----Original Message-----
From: Polytropon [mailto:freebsd@edvax.de]
Sent: Thursday, August 03, 2017 01:31 PM
To: Krauss, N. (Nathan)
Cc: freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject: Re: FreeBSD Compat6x-amd64 Package

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 comp=
at6x-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.  Ref=
er 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/package
> 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

or

        # wget ftp://ftp-archive.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD-Archive/ports/amd6=
4/packages-8.4-release/Latest/compat6x.tbz

The file actually is there and can be downloaded. Check for networking prob=
lems or general access to ftp-archive.freebsd.org, you should be able to co=
nnect.



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