Adding open-vm-tools to core group

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at
Fri May 3 10:59:24 UTC 2013

On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 6:51 PM, Bill Nottingham <notting at> wrote:
> Ravindra Kumar (ravindrakumar at said:
>> (Batching a bunch of replies)
>> > Install and uninstall looks a bit weird to me; what could be
>> > done is to make the package conditionally whether it's running
>> > in a VMware VM or not, much like it happens now for the EFI
>> > packages (only installed on an EFI system) or the spice agent
>> > (IIRC) if it's installed in libvirt/kvm or RHEV/ovirt.
>> Thanks Simone. I will look into this.
>> > Wouldn't the opposite make more sense?
>> Yes, that is more logical. But, I have considered how Anaconda
>> installs packages from CD and yum etc. Conditionally excluding
>> it during different types of installation methods will probably
>> require lots of changes in different pieces of install framework.
>> E.g. including/excluding a package from CD, including/excluding
>> a package from yum etc.
> But adding it if a condition is met seems much simpler. Consider
> how it adds FS tools or RAID tools depending on the type of install.
> Or if this was done via a yum plugin, it's possible it could be
> done automatically at that level.

I don't see why we would add this by default, the VM will function
without is (unlike storage) and we don't add ovirt-guest-agent and
other virt vendor's agents by default.


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