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Branch: CURRENT, Version: 10.3.0, Package name: open-vm-tools-10.3.0, Maintainer: agc

The Open Virtual Machine Tools (open-vm-tools) are the open source
implementation of VMware Tools. They are a set of guest operating
system virtualization components that enhance performance and user
experience of virtual machines. As virtualization technology rapidly
becomes mainstream, each virtualization solution provider implements
their own set of tools and utilities to supplement the guest virtual
machine. However, most of the implementations are proprietary and are
tied to a specific virtualization platform.

The tools are currently composed of kernel modules for Linux and
user-space programs for all VMware supported Unix-like guest operating
systems. They provide several useful functions like:

* File transfer between a host and guest
* Improved memory management and network performance under
virtualization
* General mechanisms and protocols for communication between host
and guests and from guest to guest

MESSAGE.x11 [+/-]

Required to run:
[sysutils/desktop-file-utils] [textproc/icu] [net/libdnet] [devel/glib2] [x11/libXtst] [security/xml-security-c] [graphics/gdk-pixbuf2-xlib] [x11/gtkmm3] [archivers/libmspack]

Required to build:
[pkgtools/x11-links] [x11/xcb-proto] [x11/fixesproto4] [pkgtools/cwrappers] [x11/xorgproto]

Package options: icu, x11

Master sites:

SHA1: 236d8159882ab2663043232a59f84eba144d0345
RMD160: 5287327b105bfb2356b510f8a6e11b2153d50f17
Filesize: 4530.157 KB

Version history: (Expand)


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   2018-09-20 23:41:16 by Ryo ONODERA | Files touched by this commit (7) | Package updated
Log message:
Update to 10.3.0

Changelog:
Resolved Issues

    The open-vm-tools process might take a long time and consume 100% CPU of a \ 
core in a Linux OS with many IPv6 routes

    Prior to open-vm-tools 10.3.0, gathering network adapter information in a \ 
Linux guest OS with many IPv6 routes was a time-consuming process with 100% use \ 
of the CPU of a core. The exported data contained only a maximum of 100 routes. \ 
IPv4 routes took precedence over IPv6, leading to data loss in reporting IPv6 \ 
routes. If there were more than 100 IPv4 routes, IPv6 routes were not reported.

    This performance issue has been resolved in this release. The default routes \ 
gathering behavior can be overridden by configuring the values in the \ 
/etc/vmware-tools/tools.conf file:

    [guestinfo]
    max-ipv4-routes=0
    max-ipv6-routes=0

    Note: If they are not manually set, or an invalid value (over 100 or less \ 
than 0) is set, 'max-ipv4-routes' and 'max-ipv6-routes' are set to 100 by \ 
default. They can be set to 0 to disable the data collection.

    This issue is resolved in this release.

    Installation of the libvmtools package might fail the installation of VMware \ 
Tools

    When the package "libvmtools0" is installed in SUSE Linux 12 and \ 
open-vm-tools is not installed, the VMware Tools installer fails. This is done \ 
to prevent an incomplete installation. Users have to uninstall both \ 
open-vm-tools and libvmtools0 packages to install VMware Tools.
   2018-07-20 05:34:33 by Ryo ONODERA | Files touched by this commit (705)
Log message:
Recursive revbump from textproc/icu-62.1
   2018-04-30 07:33:46 by Ryo ONODERA | Files touched by this commit (1) | Package updated
Log message:
Remove PKGREVISION after update
   2018-04-30 07:32:22 by Ryo ONODERA | Files touched by this commit (2) | Package updated
Log message:
Update to 10.2.5

Changelog:
open-vm-tools release 10.2.5 based on build 8068406

Resolved Issues

  * open-vm-tools 10.2.0 does not recognize UFS filesystem partitions

    open-vm-tools 10.2.0 has dropped UFS from the list of known
    file system type. As a result, the default filesystem of Solaris
    and FreeBSD is not recognized. open-vm-tools Services in the
    GuestInfo for the virtual machine do not report these filesystems.
    You might not be able to monitor the disk usage of UFS filesystems
    with vRealize Operations or vCenter Managed Object Browser.

    This issue is resolved in this release.

  * Information about non-existing device mounted to a file system
    was not reported

    Few Linux guest operating systems might have a non-existing
    device mounted to a filesystem. For example /dev/root/.
    open-vm-tools does not report this information.

    This issue is resolved in this release.
   2018-04-16 16:35:28 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (1284)
Log message:
Recursive bump for new fribidi dependency in pango.
   2018-04-14 09:34:46 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (681) | Package updated
Log message:
revbump after icu update
   2018-03-12 12:18:01 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (2155)
Log message:
Recursive bumps for fontconfig and libzip dependency changes.
   2018-01-01 07:58:15 by Ryo ONODERA | Files touched by this commit (1)
Log message:
Set PKGNAME properly