Summary: Review request: vmware-requirements - Installs packages
needed for VMware's virtualization programs to run
Product: Package Reviews
Component: Review Request
Estimated Hours: 0.0
Use this package to install the packages required to run vmware locally.
This package does not include the free vmware-server or vmware-server-console
package itself. They can be obtained from the vmware website.
Can't be in Fedora:
- it's a meta package
- it enables use of non fedora software
- the proper packaging should really be done by the upstream author.
- the upstream is not open source
- the upstream do not support the fedora distribution
- FESCO discussed it recently, and voted that helper packages for third party
apps shall be blocked from Fedora:
The original Fedora review request:
FESCO item tracking:
FESCO discussion should show up soon for 2009-01-30:
vmware-requirements.src:34: E: hardcoded-library-path in
vmware-requirements.src:51: E: hardcoded-library-path in
vmware-requirements.src:53: E: hardcoded-library-path in /usr/lib/libX11.so.6
vmware-requirements.src:55: E: hardcoded-library-path in /usr/lib/libXtst.so.6
vmware-requirements.src:57: E: hardcoded-library-path in /usr/lib/libXt.so.6
vmware-requirements.i386: W: no-documentation
vmware-requirements.i386: E: no-binary
vmware-requirements-server.i386: W: no-documentation
vmware-requirements-server.i386: E: devel-dependency kernel-devel
3 packages and 0 specfiles checked; 7 errors, 2 warnings.
So, do we want to allow helper packages like this in RPM Fusion ?
Note it does not Require: any packages external to Fedora/RPM Fusion, nor does
it attempt to download them.
Others have mentioned that other external no source apps might include skype
etc, that could receive similar RPM Fusion packaging assistance ?
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