Package Details: vmware-ovftool

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Package Base: vmware-ovftool
Description: VMware Open Virtualization Format tool
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Licenses: custom:vmware
Submitter: Muflone
Maintainer: Muflone
Last Packager: Muflone
Votes: 9
Popularity: 0.001885
First Submitted: 2014-11-19 18:43
Last Updated: 2018-08-12 17:30

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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/', '--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/", line 293, in main
  File "/tmp/vmis.DLd1rH/install/vmware-installer/vmis/ui/", 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/", line 13, in <module>
    from vmis.ui import console
  File "/tmp/vmis.DLd1rH/install/vmware-installer/vmis/ui/", line 9, in <module>
    import curses
  File "/tmp/vmis.DLd1rH/install/vmware-installer/python/lib/curses/", line 15, in <module>
    from _curses import *
ImportError: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Due to is missing, quick and dirty fix is

sudo  ln -s /usr/lib/  /usr/lib/

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.

JohnnyDeacon commented on 2018-09-09 15:58

The real problem is dep icu58 which is failing to build

Muflone commented on 2018-08-26 18:24

@JohnnyDeacon as always build your packages in a clean chroot using extra-x86_64-build from the package devtools

JohnnyDeacon commented on 2018-08-20 21:40

How can I fix this error?

==> Building and installing package ==> Making package: vmware-ovftool (Mon 20 Aug 2018 04:38:45 PM -05) ==> Checking runtime dependencies... ==> Checking buildtime dependencies... ==> Retrieving sources... -> Found VMware-ovftool-4.3.0-7948156-lin.x86_64.bundle ==> Validating source files with sha256sums... VMware-ovftool-4.3.0-7948156-lin.x86_64.bundle ... Passed ==> Extracting sources... ==> Starting prepare()... ==> Removing existing $pkgdir/ directory... ==> Starting build()... Extracting VMware Installer...done. User interface initialization failed. Exiting. Check the log for details. ==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build(). Aborting... ==> ERROR: Makepkg was unable to build vmware-ovftool. ==> Restart building vmware-ovftool ? [y/N] ==> ---------------------------------------

brokenpip3 commented on 2018-07-13 12:21


i made a pkgbuild for newer version (4.3):

note: the .bundle file must be download from vmware (with user) so i put on local://

kevinkjt2000 commented on 2017-12-17 05:54

So, here at home this seems to link properly to version 60. When I get back in the office Monday, I'm just gonna use this package binary that I compiled here at home. Thanks for taking the time :)

Muflone commented on 2017-12-16 16:50

Please post here the result of: sha256sum /usr/lib/vmware-ovftool/ovftool.bin ldd /usr/lib/vmware-ovftool/ovftool.bin