[CentOS] vmware server looking for libX11.so.6 32bit

Wed Feb 22 23:18:40 UTC 2006
Matt Hyclak <hyclak at math.ohiou.edu>

On Wed, Feb 22, 2006 at 11:09:58PM +0000, stephen at smithstone.co.uk enlightened us:
> Was wondering if anyone can help with this, im trying to
> install vmware-server on a 64 bit centos 4.2 machine and
> then install is saying it can't find the libX11.so.6 lib and
> more 

yum install xorg-x11-libs.i386

> howver i have the 64bit versions of these filesand im unable
> to install the i386 for arch reasons im sure off, just
> wondering

see above

> if anyone had come across acure for this is it just a case
> that the vmware product needs to be compiled against 64bit
> libs and not 32 bit libs

VMWare doesn't provide 64-bit binaries. The 64-bit OS will run the 32-bit
binaries just fine, but you must have the 32-bit libraries as well. There's
absolutely nothing wrong with having 32-bit libraries installed alongside
the 64-bit libraries (other than it's annoying).


Matt Hyclak
Department of Mathematics 
Department of Social Work
Ohio University
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