The correct version of one or more libraries needed to run VMware Server may be missing error and solution

Yesterday I was configuring Red Hat enterprise Linux 4.0 64-bit version on DUAL AMD with 4 GiG system.

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Everything went quite smoothly. The last requirement was to configure and install VMWARE Server products.

VMWARE error

I had downloaded the VMWARE server from official vmware site, while configuring vmware server I got an error, which reads as follows:

The correct version of one or more libraries needed to run VMware Server may be
missing
. This is the output of ldd /usr/local/bin/vmware:
linux-gate.so.1 => (0xffffe000)
libm.so.6 => /lib32/libm.so.6 (0xf7f84000)
libdl.so.2 => /lib32/libdl.so.2 (0xf7f80000)
libpthread.so.0 => /lib32/libpthread.so.0 (0xf7f6e000)
libX11.so.6 => not found
libXtst.so.6 => not found
libXext.so.6 => not found
libXt.so.6 => not found
libICE.so.6 => not found
libSM.so.6 => not found
libXrender.so.1 => not found
libz.so.1 => not found
libc.so.6 => /lib32/libc.so.6 (0xf7e3c000)
/lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0xf7faf000)

From above output, I realized that Vmware needs 32-bit version of libc and other X windows library.

If you are using Debian/Ubuntu 64 bit there is a pcakge available called ia32-libs. You can install this package to get 32 bit libraries on 64 bit system.
# apt-get install ia32-libs

Luckily, Red Hat enterprise Linux v4.0 provides the backward compatibility too. All you need to do is type following two commands:
# up2date -i "@Compatibility Arch Development Support"
# up2date -i "@Compatibility Arch Support"

Above two commands will load/install all necessary libraries (total size 1GB). If you want to save a disk space, install individual packages.

Thanks to this topic @ VMWARE forum for quick solution – VMWare Server: Dependency problem on 64-Bit Red Hat ES 4, EM64T 😀

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4 comments… add one
  • guser Nov 2, 2006 @ 10:46

    Excellent. I am now able to run my free vmware server.

    Thank you very much.

  • Dirk Feb 18, 2007 @ 13:50

    perfect 🙂

    Yours sincerely from germany
    Dirk

  • Vinh To Jul 23, 2007 @ 18:24

    Thanks a ton. I’ve spent one day searching for solution. Again thanks!

  • Fabian Rostom Nov 16, 2011 @ 21:00

    in centos 5.5 no is present up2date it is reemplaced for yum in my case mi solution for this proble

    # yum install libX* this commando instal full necesary

    mi mail frostom@hotmail.com sory my english is bad

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