Monday, June 30, 2014

Installing VMWare Tools on FreeBSD 10

Install compat6x-amd64

Before you can work with the VMware Tools, you must install Perl and an older FreeBSD compatibility layer:

# cd /usr/ports/misc/compat6x
# make install


# pkg_add -r perl compat6x-`uname -m`

Take a VMWare Snapshot

Important! Take a snapshot here! Do not skip this step.

Mount the VMWare Tools ISO

# mount -t cd9660 /dev/cd0 /mnt

Copy the vmware-freebsd-tools.tar.gz file to a local location
# cp /mnt/vmware-freebsd-tools.tar.gz /tmp

Extract the vmware-freebsd-tools.tar.gz
# cd tmp

# tar zxvf vmware-freebsd-tools.tar.gz

Run the installer and configure VMware Tools
# cd vmware-tools-distrib

# ./

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