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Date:      Thu, 03 Aug 2017 21:20:43 +0000
From:      "Thomas Mueller" <mueller6722@twc.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD Compat6x-amd64 Package
Message-ID:  <32.93.25924.5B393895@dnvrco-omsmta02>
References:  <B9406B114DF20F47829FC60C1B761A44BBACD4C1@PMPLWEXM1003.dsglobal.org>

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> 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?

> Thank you,

> Nathan Krauss
> IT Security Specialist
> Voya Financial(r)

I looked in the Makefile at MASTER_SITES.  URL is

 http://people.freebsd.org/~mnag/compat6x/

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

Tom




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