Adding open-vm-tools to core group

Ravindra Kumar ravindrakumar at
Tue May 7 21:45:40 UTC 2013

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

> Right, I was just thinking down those lines. Create such a group, and
> have it installed by default. Makes sure the tools are available in most
> cases, but not in minimal installs, and allows them to be easily added
> or removed in any other config.

I think I can do this, but this means I will have to include the new
group in all the other configs? Will I be allowed to make that change
in comps file?

> Only problem is it might need to be at least two groups, for an X/non-X
> split. Right now, for instance, spice-vdagent is in the base-x group,
> because all its functions are X-related, so there's no point having it
> installed if you don't have X in the guest.

This is not an issue for open-vm-tools. open-vm-tools X components are
already packaged separately as open-vm-tools-desktop. My plan was to
include open-vm-tools-desktop in a common desktop config like gnome and kde.


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