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

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Tue Oct 28 06:58:59 CET 2008


--- Comment #14 from Thorsten Leemhuis <fedora at leemhuis.info>  2008-10-28 06:58:56 ---
(In reply to comment #13)
> (2) I made a devel package with the libguestlib.so symlink and all the header
> files in the /sourcedir/lib/include directory. There are more header files
> around which can be added to the devel package if there's need.

Now what I warned of in Comment #11 can happen: Someone installs a devel
package and gets a service enabled (and kmods installed). That is not nice; the
best way to circumvent that afaics is to also split the of libs (at least those
required by the files in the devel package) into a subpackage; the devel
package then should require the libs package; none of those two should require
the base package.

> I think the binary-or-shlib-defines-rpath can be fixed with a patch.

Just a note, it imho is nice to fix rpath issues, but I don't consider that a

> As for the obsolete-not-provided open-vm-tools-kmod warning: Is this
>    Obsoletes:  open-vm-tools-kmod < %{version}
> really necessary?

If the version of the "open-vm-tools" and the modules in the kmod package needs
to be strictly identical (e.g. if they need to be build from the same sources)
then yes, this is definitely necessary to remove old kmods that are known to
not work with updated open-vm-tools

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