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: 0.000000
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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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

kevinkjt2000 commented on 2017-12-11 22:29

The command I was using: └─▪ ovftool --help /usr/lib/vmware-ovftool/ovftool.bin: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

So, I went and installed icu59 from the AUR, and that error disappeared. Just now, I tried to again clean the build folder completely, removed the icu59 package, ran makepkg/reinstalled ovftool, and I still see this error.

I rebooted and tried building ovftool again in a fresh folder; it had the same error. Hence why I recommend the icu59 package.

└─▪ ldd /usr/lib/vmware-ovftool/ovftool.bin | grep libicu => not found => not found => not found

Muflone commented on 2017-12-09 19:44

what command are you using to identify the source of the issue?

kevinkjt2000 commented on 2017-12-09 17:40

Mine are not. Even after blowing away pkg/ and src/ folders for a fresh build. Perhaps I need to reboot? I shall try this on Monday when I am back in the office.