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Old 11-16-2006, 09:36 PM   #1
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Problems installing VMWare Server on CentOS 4.3 64bit

I am trying to install VMWare Server using CentOS 4.3 64-bit as the host operating system.

I get the following error when trying run the installation script for VMWare:
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The correct version of one or more libraries needed to run VMware Server may be
.  This is the output of ldd /usr/bin/vmware: =>  (0xffffe000) => /lib/tls/ (0x00ac3000) => /lib/ (0x00abd000) => /lib/tls/ (0x00b30000) => not found
.so.6 => not found
.so.6 => not found
.so.6 => not found
.so.6 => not found
.so.6 => not found
.so.1 => not found
.so.1 => /usr/lib/ (0xf7fdc000) => /lib/tls/ (0x00990000)
lib/ (0x00977000
The hardware is an HP a1610n AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core. My assumption is that perhaps being a 64 bit operating system may be the problem...

Any ideas? If anyone else has had any luck with any other 64-bit variants of Linux then I would be glad to hear about that as well.
Old 11-17-2006, 01:59 PM   #2
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Looks like your missing a lot of libraries, particular X libraries. Are these even installed?
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what are we suposed to tell you when you've told us yourself that those libraries aren't found??
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The problem was, as expected, that the 32-bit libraries were not installed and VMWare was compiled as a 32-bit application.

To aid others that might encounter the same problem, here is the command to install the appropriate 32-bit libraries:

yum install xorg-X11-libs.i386


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