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 http://www.codon.org.uk/~mjg59/vbetool/ 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 Z Ma

Eric is a father and 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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