Adding open-vm-tools to core group

Chris Adams cmadams at
Tue May 7 17:19:18 UTC 2013

Once upon a time, Ravindra Kumar <ravindrakumar at> said:
> If someone can come up with any other bad side effects, I will be happy
> to address that.

@core is supposed to be the minimum functional install.  It is my
understanding that, even under VMWare, open-vm-tools is not required for
the system to be functional, so open-vm-tools does not belong in @core.

"It's only a little disk space" is not a valid reason for it to be in
@core; that path leads to dozens of "it's only a little disk space" in
@core (which would add up to a lot of disk space).
Chris Adams <cmadams at>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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