[CentOS-virt] Re: VMware tools in standard CentOS [ was Re: www.centos.org - Contact the CentOS Development Team Form ]

Wed Dec 12 18:40:06 UTC 2007
Andrew Sharpe <asharpe at vmware.com>

[ Sorry for the very belated response ]

Thanks, Tru. What is the process for Sean's work to make it into the
standard CentOS5 and 5.1 repositories? How will the tools package get
updated as you patch the kernel? Perhaps we should cc Sean on the
email? His home page on the Duke server has no contact information.



[ Resent to the centos-virt email list, as recommended by Karanbir Singh ]

On 11/16/2007 12:30 PM, Tru Huynh wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 16, 2007 at 11:05:05AM -0800, Andrew Sharpe wrote:
>> Hi Johnny,
>> Eventually, we'd like to see a "virtual appliance" install profile in
>> CentOS. This install profile would install a small subset of the
>> CentOS server packages, and ideally install a reduced-footprint kernel
>> that only had drivers installed for the hardware platform presented by
>> the VMware Infrastructure, include paravirt support for CPU and I/O,
>> and include the VMware tools drivers, commands and daemons.
> That could probably be provided by a special repository without too much hassle.
> Someone has already been working on it:
> http://www.duke.edu/~sean/rpms/open-vm-tools/
> from http://open-vm-tools.wiki.sourceforge.net/Distro+Package+Status
> mostof the work seems to be in the install process (at least from the few threads
> I have been reading)
> http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_name=f89c49a90710300702j5258ef22n99381fa7653f65cc%40mail.gmail.com&forum_name=open-vm-tools-discuss
>> Has someone else from VMware previously contacted you about this type
>> of cooperation and support? If so, I'll be glad to touch base with
>> them, and if not, I'll be happy to get you connected to the right
>> folks around here to make this happen.
> keep us posted,
> Cheers,
> Tru