How to install vbetool on CentOS 6.6?

I found CentOS 6.6 does not ship vbetool in its default repositories, EPEL or RPMfusion. How to install vbetool on CentOS 6.6?

First, download the source package from and unpack the package.

Second, install needed packages:

# yum pciutils-devel pciutils-devel-static libx86-devel

During the building, it will try to find the libpci.a in a different location from whether it is installed. Make a softlink for it:

# ln -s /usr/lib/libpci.a /usr/local/lib/libpci.a

Last, configure, make and install vbetool in “standard” way:

$ ./configure
$ make
# make install
Answered by Eric Z Ma.

Eric Ma

Eric is a systems guy. Eric is interested in building high-performance and scalable distributed systems and related technologies. The views or opinions expressed here are solely Eric's own and do not necessarily represent those of any third parties.

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