Package Details: vmware-ovftool 4.3.0.12320924-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/vmware-ovftool.git (read-only)
Package Base: vmware-ovftool
Description: VMware Open Virtualization Format tool
Upstream URL: https://www.vmware.com/support/developer/ovf/
Licenses: custom:vmware
Submitter: Muflone
Maintainer: Muflone
Last Packager: Muflone
Votes: 9
Popularity: 0.000080
First Submitted: 2014-11-19 18:43
Last Updated: 2019-08-30 00:39

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Muflone commented on 2019-08-30 00:45

All my packages are always built in a clean chroot, using extra-x86_64-build from devtools package, exactly as any other official Arch Linux package.

Whenever you have issues in building the package just to make sure you build it in a clean chroot as stated above. I cannot help you if you build it using makepkg, your system is not clean and it will contain external dependencies that could break the build process.

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Muflone commented on 2019-09-04 21:41

@jtyr post your build log. This package was built in a clean chroot without ncurses5-compat-libs (I haven't it installed now and it works fine for me).

Please make sure your system is Arch Linux (not Manjaro) and it is fully upgraded

jtyr commented on 2019-09-04 16:37

Installation started to work only after I have installed ncurses5-compat-libs. Please add it into the list of dependencies.

Muflone commented on 2019-08-30 00:45

All my packages are always built in a clean chroot, using extra-x86_64-build from devtools package, exactly as any other official Arch Linux package.

Whenever you have issues in building the package just to make sure you build it in a clean chroot as stated above. I cannot help you if you build it using makepkg, your system is not clean and it will contain external dependencies that could break the build process.

juliano.bn commented on 2019-07-13 10:56

  • ncurses5-compat-libs is needed;
  • makepkg calls xvfb to create a virtual Xorg environment. The problem is, line 186 of xvfb tries to kill an nonexistent process and returns 1. makepkg interprets this as an error and stops its execution. Workaround: comment line 186 of the script xvfb, run makepkg and remove the comment.

Speranskiy commented on 2019-05-21 06:51

Manual install works fine (could be ncurses5-compat-libs fixed the issue)

Speranskiy commented on 2019-05-21 06:19

Hi guys! I get these errors trying to use ovftool:

I125: Log for VMware Workstation pid=17946 version=e.x.p build=build-7948156 option=Release
I125: The process is 64-bit.
I125: Host codepage=UTF-8 encoding=UTF-8
I125: Host is unknown
I125: DictionaryLoad: Cannot open file "/etc/vmware/config": No such file or directory.
I125: [msg.dictionary.load.openFailed] Cannot open file "/etc/vmware/config": No such file or directory.
I125: PREF Optional preferences file not found at /etc/vmware/config. Using default values.
I125: DictionaryLoad: Cannot open file "/usr/lib/vmware/settings": No such file or directory.
I125: [msg.dictionary.load.openFailed] Cannot open file "/usr/lib/vmware/settings": No such file or directory.
I125: PREF Optional preferences file not found at /usr/lib/vmware/settings. Using default values.
I125: DictionaryLoad: Cannot open file "/usr/lib/vmware/config": No such file or directory.
I125: [msg.dictionary.load.openFailed] Cannot open file "/usr/lib/vmware/config": No such file or directory.
I125: PREF Optional preferences file not found at /usr/lib/vmware/config. Using default values.
I125: DictionaryLoad: Cannot open file "/home/user/.vmware/config": No such file or directory.
I125: [msg.dictionary.load.openFailed] Cannot open file "/home/user/.vmware/config": No such file or directory.
I125: PREF Optional preferences file not found at /home/user/.vmware/config. Using default values.
I125: DictionaryLoad: Cannot open file "/home/user/.vmware/preferences": No such file or directory.
I125: [msg.dictionary.load.openFailed] Cannot open file "/home/user/.vmware/preferences": No such file or directory.
I125: PREF Optional preferences file not found at /home/user/.vmware/preferences. Using default values.
I125: FILE: FileCreateDirectoryEx: Failed to create /tmp. Error = 17
I125: FILE: FileCreateDirectoryEx: Failed to create /tmp/vmware-user. Error = 17
W115: HostinfoReadDistroFile: Cannot work with empty file.
W115: HostinfoOSData: Error: no distro file found

techlive commented on 2018-10-06 07:02

Used this tool today, encountered two problems during installation:

  1. digitlst.cpp:67:13: fatal error: 'xlocale.h' file not found

Happened during building icu58, it is because 'xlocale.h' was removed from glibc a while back, quick and dirty fix is

sudo ln -s /usr/include/locale.h /usr/include/xlocale.h
  1. User interface initialization failed. Exiting. Check the log for details.

Log is under /tmp/vmware-*/vmware-installer.log as below

[2018-10-06 14:27:52,441] Installer running.
[2018-10-06 14:27:52,441] Command Line Arguments:
[2018-10-06 14:27:52,441] ['/tmp/vmis.DLd1rH/install/vmware-installer/vmware-installer.py', '--set-setting', 'vmware-installer', 'libconf', '/tmp/vmis.DLd1rH/install/vmware-installer/lib/libconf', '--install-component', '/tmp/vmis.DLd1rH/install/vmware-installer', '--install-bundle', '/abs/builds/vmware-ovftool/src/VMware-ovftool-4.3.0-7948156-x86_64_file.bundle', '-x', '/abs/builds/vmware-ovftool/src/build']
[2018-10-06 14:27:52,513] Failed to load GTK libraries, falling back to console.
[2018-10-06 14:27:52,514] Could not set up curses...  Falling back on null term type.
[2018-10-06 14:27:52,517] UI Initialization failed.
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/tmp/vmis.DLd1rH/install/vmware-installer/vmware-installer.py", line 293, in main
    ui.Initialize(options.ui)
  File "/tmp/vmis.DLd1rH/install/vmware-installer/vmis/ui/__init__.py", line 83, in Initialize
    exec 'from vmis.ui.null import *' in globals()
  File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/tmp/vmis.DLd1rH/install/vmware-installer/vmis/ui/null.py", line 13, in <module>
    from vmis.ui import console
  File "/tmp/vmis.DLd1rH/install/vmware-installer/vmis/ui/console.py", line 9, in <module>
    import curses
  File "/tmp/vmis.DLd1rH/install/vmware-installer/python/lib/curses/__init__.py", line 15, in <module>
    from _curses import *
ImportError: libncursesw.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Due to libncursesw.so.5 is missing, quick and dirty fix is

sudo  ln -s /usr/lib/libncursesw.so.6  /usr/lib/libncursesw.so.5

Hope this helps.

Muflone commented on 2018-10-03 15:00

@mmirate Using extra-x86_64-build (or the similar mkchrootpkg commands) is a MUST for every Arch Linux packager, expecially for the TUs :-)

Whenever anyone breaks this simple rule, some danger will come, sooner or later.

The only right step to build this package is:

extra-x86_64-build -- -I /path/to/lbxerces-c-....xz -I /path/to/icu58...xz -I /path/to/icu60...xz

mmirate commented on 2018-10-03 14:28

@Muflone extra-x86_64-build is no good; even without "-c" it wipes out any manually-installed copy of the AUR dependency libxerces-c-3.1. >:(

gps1539 commented on 2018-09-11 05:15

Has anyone got this update to install? If so how? (thanks in advance)

BTW. I don't understand how icu58 and icu60 can both be dependencies. Also icu62 is the latest.