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7zip on ESXi through p7zip – redux

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/03/12

Steps to get it working on ESXi 6.x with p7zip 16.02:

  1. Copy the output of https://sourceforge.net/projects/p7zip/files/p7zip/16.02/p7zip_16.02_x86_linux_bin.tar.bz2/download to a place where you can reach it through http (as wget on ESXi does not understand https)
  2. Follow the script below

mkdir -p /local/bin
cd /local bin
wget http://192.168.71.62/esxi/netcologne.dl.sourceforge.net/project/p7zip/p7zip/16.02/p7zip_16.02_x86_linux_bin.tar.bz2
bzip2 -d p7zip_16.02_x86_linux_bin.tar.bz2
mv p7zip_16.02/bin/7z* .
chmod 755 7z 7za 7zra

Based on much longer steps involving Windows and an older version of p7zip: 7zip on ESXi through p7zip.

–jeroen

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