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    VirtualNoob NNTP User

    Default Help with VMWare Server missing libdb/rpm

    Hi All,

    I'm new to Linux and VMware so please bare with me

    I'm tring to get the VMWare Management Interface working and came accross the following in the VMWare help:-

    <SNIP>
    Before Installing VMware Management Interface on a Linux Host
    If you are running VMware Server on a 32-bit Linux host, you must install the libdb.so.3 library from your Linux distributions CD-ROM before you install the VMware Management Interface. The version that comes with a default Linux installation is incompatible with the VMware Management Interface and returns the following error when you start the VMware Management Interface:
    Couldn't find necessary components on your system. It appears that you are missing the following library: libdb.so.3.
    Some Linux distributions are known to ship without these libraries. From your Linux distribution CD, install this RPM package: compat-db-<#>.<#>.<##>-<#>.i386.rpm or
    libdb#.deb, where <#> is a version number particular to your version of the distribution.
    If your distribution CD does not have this package, contact your vendor for a suitable library.
    <SNIP>

    As far as I can tell the libdb.so.3 file is not present on the OpenSuSE 11.0 installation I've done, and I cant find the compat-db rpm in the repo's or on the CD.

    Can anyone please point me in the right direction for this rpm?

    TIA for any help

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    Default Re: Help with VMWare Server missing libdb/rpm

    Open YaST, go to Software Management and use Search to locate it.

    If it does not appear, you may need to add additional repositories.

    Or google it and you may well find the OpenSUSE package is available via 1-click install. If it is in a repository you have not added, you will get the chance to add the repository.

  3. #3
    VirtualNoob NNTP User

    Default Re: Help with VMWare Server missing libdb.so.3/Compat-db rpm

    Hi,

    I've googled for compat-db and found rpmfind.net and rpm.pbone.net both of which show a compat-db rpm but not for OpenSuSE. Is there a distribution compatible with OpenSuSE 11.0 that is useable?

    TIA

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    Default Re: Help with VMWare Server missing libdb.so.3/Compat-db rpm

    db3 is _really_ old - what exactly are you trying to install?

    You could grab the source files from another distribution or a package and compile them for yourself but installing the RPM directly is not adviceable and is highly unlikely to work.

  5. #5
    VirtualNoob NNTP User

    Default Re: Help with VMWare Server missing libdb/rpm

    Hi,

    I'm trying to install VWare Server 1.0.6 Management Interface, I'm reading through the VMware Server 1 Online library @

    http://pubs.vmware.com/server1/wwhel...tml/wwhelp.htm

    Chapter 2: Before you install on a SuSE Linux Server 8 Host (Document is out of date, but it's all I've got)

    It states to install Berkeley DB compat-db-3.3.x.x.i386.rpm (or later) before it will work.

    The libdb.so.3 reference is mentioned later in the VMWare help

    TIA

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    Default Re: Help with VMWare Server missing libdb/rpm

    This thing is old as sin - VMware uses web based virtual machine administration and remote console nowadays, this program is not relevant to the free VMware Server product.

    The management interface for the free VMWare Server (1.0.6 being the latest) is this one:
    http://download3.vmware.com/software...6-91891.tar.gz

    The server binary itself is:
    http://download3.vmware.com/software...91891.i386.rpm

    That is, if we are talking about the same product.

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    VirtualNoob NNTP User

    Default Re: Help with VMWare Server missing libdb/rpm

    Hi,

    Ah! OK the mud is clearing slowly .

    The server link you gave is the one I've installed and currently have working. The TAR link is something new, and still cannot find on the VMWare downloads section, so a big thanks for that.

    Hopefully this should now be fairly straight forward (famous last words ). I'll give it a go and see how I get on.

    Thanks again for the help

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