Adding open-vm-tools to core group

Bill Nottingham notting at
Tue May 7 18:45:15 UTC 2013

Ravindra Kumar (ravindrakumar at said: 
> > @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 is not required for system to be functional, but it also leaves
> a significant gap in the VM to be fully operational unless Tools are
> installed. I listed out a bunch of functionality that depends on
> open-vm-tools in my other response.
> If there are strong use cases that don't require that functionality
> then probably it makes sense to not be part of core, otherwise, I think
> it makes more sense to make open-vm-tools part of @core because sooner
> or later users will end up installing these due to one or the other
> use case.

Perhaps a virt-agents group that contains open-vm-tools, hypervkvpd,
qemu-guest-agent, etc?


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