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Thread: vmware server installation - missing libraries

  1. #1
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    vmware server installation - missing libraries

    Hi, I have a Gutsy AMD64 machine, trying to install VMware-server-1.0.4-56528.

    I get the following error while running vmware-config.pl:

    The correct version of one or more libraries needed to run VMware Server may be
    missing. This is the output of ldd /usr/bin/vmware:
    linux-gate.so.1 => (0xffffe000)
    libm.so.6 => /lib32/libm.so.6 (0xf7ed6000)
    libdl.so.2 => /lib32/libdl.so.2 (0xf7ed2000)
    libpthread.so.0 => /lib32/libpthread.so.0 (0xf7eb9000)
    libX11.so.6 => not found
    libXtst.so.6 => not found
    libXext.so.6 => not found
    libXt.so.6 => not found
    libICE.so.6 => not found
    libSM.so.6 => not found
    libXrender.so.1 => not found
    libz.so.1 => not found
    libc.so.6 => /lib32/libc.so.6 (0xf7d6e000)
    /lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0xf7f0e000)


    And the fresh license key not being accepted is the other symptom. Trying to start vmware gives the same missing library indication as above:

    root@gemini:/tmp/vmware-server-distrib# /usr/bin/vmware
    /usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware: error while loading shared libraries: libX11.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    I have build-essential, xinetd, libX11-6 installed. Can anyone offer any suggestions?

    Cheers,
    Roger

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    Re: vmware server installation - missing libraries

    I'll answer my own question as this has now been solved. I needed to install (Adept or apt-get install) the ia32-libs package. While the libraries reported by the installation as missing are actually on the system, they are the 64bit versions and the installer is looking for 32bit ones.

  3. #3
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    Re: vmware server installation - missing libraries

    So how did you get your 64-bit librairies to work?

    Thanks!
    greengaroo


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    Re: vmware server installation - missing libraries

    at the command line:

    sudo apt-get install ia32-libs

    or via Adept, search for and install the ia32-libs package.

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