[Bug 67] Review Request: open-vm-tools - VMware Guest OS Tools

RPM Fusion Bugzilla noreply at rpmfusion.org
Tue Oct 21 10:39:05 CEST 2008


--- Comment #3 from Thorsten Leemhuis <fedora at leemhuis.info>  2008-10-21 10:39:05 ---
(In reply to comment #2)
> The VMwareDnD directory is what is recommended by the open-vm-tools packaging
> wiki:
> http://open-vm-tools.wiki.sourceforge.net/Packaging
> It's used to store temporary files duing drag'n drop operations.

Odd. But the real solution afaics then is to let the initscript make sure that
the directory is there -- otherwise drag'n'drop will fail once somebody did "rm
-rf /tmp/*" (tmpwatch or similar cleanup scripts might delete the directory as

> This probably
> would be happier somewhere in /var/tmp. We could patch the code for this.

Not sure if diverging from upstream is worth the trouble; it might create more
problems (and confusion) then it solves

> The setuid flag on mount.vmhgfs is also what is recommended by upstream...

Just to make sure: Users via mount.vmhgfs do not gain access to standard block
devices (and their contents) that they normally have no access to?

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