Adding open-vm-tools to core group

Matthias Runge mrunge at
Thu May 2 12:17:27 UTC 2013

On 05/02/2013 05:31 AM, Ravindra Kumar wrote:
> Hi,
> It is going to very useful for users if we install open-vm-tools inside
> a VM on VMware always.
> For this, I'm proposing following design:
> 1. Add open-vm-tools to the core package group
> 2. Modify Anaconda to uninstall open-vm-tools after installation if
> install is not running on a VM on VMware
I can't see, how this can happen anyways. Anaconda just runs once (at
installation), afterwards it can safely be removed (correct me, if I'm

Could you please explain, why this should be useful for all our users? I
think it's more sensible to install, when running on VMware. And also:
why do you require this at all?

How does this work together with VMwares hint, to remove open-vm-tools
distributed by linux distributions at all?

Matthias Runge <mrunge at>

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