Vmware tools install instructions won't work for pfsense version 2.1.4
Please forgive me if this turns out to be a simple fix, but I'm a freebsd noob, and this problem has me at a standstill.
I am attempting to install the VMware supplied VMware tools on a pfsense vm so I can use the VMXNET 3 adaptor type - I have need for high throughput, not VLAN tagging or any other things "lost" by not using the E1000 type. I tried using the OPen tools, but I can't see VMXNET 3 interfaces with the Open tools installed.
To that end, I found this guide:
When I attempt to install ANY package using pkg_add, I get an error. For instance:
pkg_add -rv perl
Error: Unable to get ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/amd64/packages-8.3-release/Latest/perl.tbz: File unavilable (e.g., file not found, no access)
That error is spot on - if you visit ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/amd64/ you will see that there is no packages-8.3-release folder - jsut packages-8.4-release.
How can I overcome this? I am assuming I can't change the underlying freebsd to 8.4 without potentially breaking pfsense, is there someplace (another repository, perhaps?) that the 8.3 release files still exist? If so, how do I get to them? Any help or pointers would be appreciated, thanks!
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FreeBSD 8.3 has been archived and moved to a different FTP server. Try
pkg_add -rvf ftp://ftp-archive.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD-Archive/ports/amd64/packages-8.3-release/Latest/perl.tbz
Thank you very much. Just after I posted this, I found instructions telling me to run
setenv PACKAGESITE ftp://ftp-archive.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD-Archive/ports/amd64/packages-8.3-release/Latest/
at which point I followed the instructions on the original instructions and everything installed. Thank you very much for the answer!
/random when i rebooted, I'd told vmware to conenct my VMXNET3 adaptors, and to NOT connect my E1000 adaptors - instead it connected the E1000, so I shut down, removed the E1000's, and booted back up with JUST the vmxnet3's connected and it worked. in case anyone else tries to do what I did and hedge their bets by having both adaptor types installed at the same time :)