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

RPM Fusion Bugzilla noreply at rpmfusion.org
Tue Oct 28 11:01:54 CET 2008


--- Comment #15 from Denis Leroy <denis at poolshark.org>  2008-10-28 11:01:53 ---
Orcan, thanks for the help.

I made some simple changes to only include the vmci_socket header file


> Btw, you didn't answer/address my previous question about
> vmware-user-suid-wrapper permissions yet.

This is what is recommended by


and I know for a fact that drag'n'drop won't work without it. The other suid is
used to launch the vmware-user desktop daemon. I can't really go into more
technical details without asking upstream, but the nfs mount tool for example
also has suid set. For vmware-user, possibly it could use PolicyKit but that
would require some heavy patching. I can file a bug upstream and ask them to
consider that approach instead of suid.

As far as the "on by default", I do think it makes a lot of sense considering
what open-vm-tools is. This package only makes sense for people using VMWare's
linux guest OSes, and for those you expect the package to indeed just work
after installation.

For the development package, the installed header file is used to using VMCI
sockets, but using them requires the vsock kernel module (it's loaded by the
init script), so in a way, the development package also needs the init script
to be started...

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