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libvmtools0-11.3.5-1.4 RPM for aarch64

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Name: libvmtools0 Distribution: openSUSE Tumbleweed
Version: 11.3.5 Vendor: openSUSE
Release: 1.4 Build date: Fri Dec 31 16:14:28 2021
Group: System/Libraries Build host: obs-arm-9
Size: 1898186 Source RPM: open-vm-tools-11.3.5-1.4.src.rpm
Summary: Open Virtual Machine Tools - shared library
This is a shared library used by several Open VM Tools components,
such as vmware-toolbox-cmd and vmtoolsd (and its plugins).




BSD-3-Clause AND GPL-2.0-only AND LGPL-2.1-only


* Mon Oct 04 2021 Kirk Allan <>
  - Update to 11.3.5 (build 18557794) (boo#1190987)
    + New/Updated features:
    - Added a configurable logging capability to the network script.
      The network script has been updated to:
      use vmware-toolbox-cmd to query any network logging configuration from
      the tools.conf file.  Use vmtoolsd --cmd "log ..." to log a message to
      the vmx logfile when the logging handler is configured to "vmx" or when
      the logfile is full or is not writeable.
    - The hgfsmounter (mount.vmhgfs) command has been removed from
      The hgfsmounter (mount.vmhgfs) command is no longer used in
      Linux open-vm-tools. It has been replaced by hgfs-fuse. Therefore,
      removing all references to the hgfsmounter in Linux builds.
    + Resolved issues:
    - Customization: Retry the Linux reboot if telinit is a soft link to
    - Open-vm-tools commands would hang if configured with "--enable-valgrind".
    + Spec file updates for:
    - rpmlint errors
    - arg_xmlsec1 --enable-xmlsec1 for better xmlsec1/libxml2 handling.
* Thu Jun 24 2021 Kirk Allan <>
  - Update to 11.3.0 (build 18090558) (boo#1187567)
    + Resolved issues:
    - The following github issues and pull requests have been resolved:
      446, 481, 500, and 509
    - The following Pull requests have been resolved: 474 and 505
    - A number of issues detected by Coverity, internally or by third parties,
      have been addressed.
    - A command line tool, vmwgfxctrl, has been added to open-vm-tools for
      Linux that can be used to control various aspects of the vmwgfx Linux
      kernel module.  Currently it can both display and set the current
      topology of the vmwgfx kernel driver. It is useful when trying to
      configure custom resolutions on recent Linux distributions, including
      multi-monitor setups.
    - A command line tool, vmware-alias-import, has been added to
      open-vm-tools that can be used to import vgauth config data and apply
      it to the running vgauth service.
    - Enhancements to support or utilize various vSphere features.
  - Fixed bug (bsc#1185175) In vmtoolsd.service move deprecated path
    "/var/run" to "/run" for it's PIDfile.
  - Update pam-vmtoolsd.patch to compensate for new line numbers.
  - Drop patch now contained in 11.3.0:
    - open-vm-tools-glib-2.67.patch
    - open-vm-tools-pollGtk.patch
* Thu May 06 2021 Kirk Allan <>
  - Add open-vm-tools-pollGtk.patch: Fixes boo#1185103 GCC 11: open-vm-tools
    package fails.
* Fri Mar 26 2021 Dominique Leuenberger <>
  - Add open-vm-tools-glib-2.67.patch: Fix build with glib 2.67.
    Patch has been borrowed by Fedora, upstream is still busy working
    out a patch (I'd not be surprised if they end up merging this
* Mon Mar 15 2021 Ludwig Nussel <>
  - prepare usrmerge (boo#1029961)
* Thu Jan 21 2021 Kirk Allan <>
  - Update to 11.2.5 (build 17337674) (boo#1180997)
    + Resolved issues:
    - The SUSE specific vmtoolsd PAM configuration file incorrectly referenced
    - The following issues and pull requests reported on have been addressed:
    - A number of Coverity reported errors and false positives have been
    - A complete list of the granular changes that are in the
      open-vm-tools 11.2.5 release is available at:
  - Update pam-vmtoolsd.patch: With the entry fixed, only need
    the modified portion of the patch which copies the suse file to
    the /etc/pam.d/vmtoolsd file rather than the default generic file.
* Wed Dec 02 2020 Guillaume GARDET <>
  - Enable build on aarch64
* Mon Nov 09 2020 Dominique Leuenberger <>
  - Add explicit pkgconfig(gdk-pixbuf-xlib-2.0) BuildRequires: used
    to be pulled in (as part of gdk-pixbuf) by GTK3 in the past. But
    as configure explicitly looks for it, it is our own duty to
    ensure its presence.
* Wed Oct 21 2020 Kirk Allan <>
  - Update to 11.2.0 (build 16938113) (boo#1177987)
    + Fixed memory leak occurs in disk device mapping information for IDE,
      SATA or SAS (LSI Logic SAS) disks configured in the guest.
    + The following issues and pull requests reported on have been addressed:
    + A number of Coverity reported errors and false positives have been
    + A complete list of the granular changes that are in the open-vm-tools
      11.2.0 release is available at:
  - Update pam-vmtoolsd.patch (boo#1177987): removed the line
    from the new suse file.  Modified the to copy the suse file to
    the /etc/pam.d/vmtoolsd file rather than the default generic file.
* Mon Sep 07 2020 Andreas Schwab <>
  - Use libtirpc also in SLE-15-SP3
* Fri Aug 28 2020 Kirk Allan <>
  - Update to 11.1.5 (build 16724464) (boo#1175573)
    + This source release rolls up the SDMP fixes release post 11.1.0.
    + Fix serveral Coverity reported issues.
    + Address github issues:
  - Drop unnecessary patch:
    - gcc10-warning.patch
    - sdmp-get-version.patch
    - sdmp-netstat-to-ss.patch
    - sdmp-warnings.patch
* Thu Jun 18 2020 Kirk Allan <>
  - jsc#ECO-2164 for update 11.1.0 (build 16036546) (boo#1171764)
    with new 'Service Discovery' plugin (boo#1171765).
  - Reenabled building sdmp in the spec file.
  - Added patches (boo#1171765)
    + sdmp-get-version.patch
    + sdmp-netstat-to-ss.patch
    + sdmp-warnings.patch
* Wed Jun 17 2020 Kirk Allan <>
  - jsc#ECO-2164 for update 11.1.0 (build 16036546) (boo#1171764)
  - Fixed bug (bsc#1172693) by removing the '' line from
    pam-vmtoolsd.patch as instructed by vmware (boo#1171003).
    This should fix both (boo#1171003) and (bsc#1172693).
* Wed Jun 03 2020 Kirk Allan <>
  - VMware has now asked that in updating to 11.1.0 (build 16036546) (boo#1171764)
    to hold off on producing the open-vm-tools-sdmp service discovery plugin
    (boo#1171765) for all SUSE versions due to the plugin's dependency on
    netstat.  Once they have removed the netstat dependency we will need to go
    through the ECO process to get the plugin added.
* Thu May 28 2020 Kirk Allan <>
  - While updating to 11.1.0 (build 16036546) (boo#1171764) hold off on
    producing the open-vm-tools-sdmp (boo#1171765 Service Discover plugin)
    until it has gone through the ECO process.  Once approved, will resubmit
    to include the plugin.
* Fri May 15 2020 Kirk Allan <>
  - Update to 11.1.0 (build 16036546) (boo#1171764, boo#1171765)
    + open-vm-tools 11.1.0 includes a new 'Service Discovery' plugin, which
      connects with the vRealize Operations Manager product.  For more
      information and details on configuring this plugin, refer to Configuring
      Service Discovery.
    + In this release, a new tools.conf switch is added to enable and disable
      the guest customization in the guest virtual machine. By default, the
      guest customization is enabled. For more details, refer KB 78903.
  - Spec file changes to remove the is_opensuse macros where possible.
  - Remoed the mv vm-support line from the spec file.  vm-support is now
    automatically placed in the /usr/bin directory.
  - Added version number to Requires: libxmlsec1-openssl1 to help with vgauth
    version checking.
  - Added patches
    + pam-vmtoolsd.patch (boo#1171003)
  - Drop unnecessary patch:
    - app_info_plugin.patch
    - diskinfo-debug-logging-1162435.patch
    - gcc9-static-inline.patch
* Mon Mar 09 2020 Kirk Allan <>
  - Simplified the conditional around systemd_ordering to just use
    suse_version >= 1500.
* Fri Mar 06 2020 Kirk Allan <>
  - Update to 11.0.5 (build 15389592) (boo#1165955)
    + DNS server is reported incorrectly as '' when using
      systemd-resolved. DNS server is reported incorrectly in GuestInfo as
      '' , when the OS uses systemd-resolved. This issue is fixed
      in this release.
  - Conditionalized the use of systemd_ordering.  Use systemd_ordering
    for factory, openSUSE >= 15, and SLE >= 15.  Use systemd_requires
    for older openSUSE and SLE releases.
  - Conditionalize out the use of %license COPYING for SLE 12 SP2 and older.
  - Added patches
    + gcc10-warning.patch (boo#1160408)
    + diskinfo-debug-logging-1162435.patch (boo#1162435 and bsc#1162119)
    - Changed g_warning to g_debug
    + app_info_plugin.patch (boo#1165955)
  - Drop unnecessary patch:
    - fix-leaks-Aliases-MappedAliases.patch
* Fri Jan 24 2020 Dominique Leuenberger <>
  - BuildRequire pkgconfig(udev) instead of udev: allow OBS to
    shortcut through the -mini flavor.
  - Use systemd_ordering in place of systemd_requires: systemd is
    never strictly required to run open-vm-tools.
* Fri Oct 11 2019 Bjørn Lie <>
  - Add gcc9-static-inline.patch: Fix static inline when building
    with gcc9.
* Wed Oct 09 2019 Kirk Allan <>
  - Fix memory leak in VixToolsListAuthAliases and VixToolsListMappedAliases.
    + Add patch fix-leaks-Aliases-MappedAliases.patch
* Tue Oct 01 2019 Kirk Allan <>
  - Update to 11.0.0 (build 14549424) (boo#1151523)
    + Added appInfo to publish information about running applications inside the
    + Provided sample tool.conf for ease of administration.
  - Updated spec file to build 11.0.0
    - Removed, vmware-guestproxycerttool, and
    - Added %config(noreplace) %{_sysconfdir}/vmware-tools/tools.conf.example
  - Drop unnecessary patch:
    - gcc9-warnings.patch
* Tue Aug 06 2019 Kirk Allan <>
  - Revert change from (bsc#1133623) update vmtoolsd.service tools to run after
    the network service is ready.  This updated caused cyclic dependencies as
    reported by bugs (bsc#1143452) and (bsc#1141969)
* Tue May 07 2019 kallan <>
  - Update vmtoolsd.service tools to run after the network service is
    ready. (bsc#1133623)
  - Link VGAuthService to libxmlsec1 rather than libxml-security-c in
    SLES 12 SP3. (bsc#1122435)
* Fri Mar 29 2019 kallan <>
  - Update to 10.3.10 (build 12406962) (boo#1130898)
    + Resolved - In certain cases, quiesced snapshots on Linux guests do not
      include backup manifests.
  - Drop unnecessary patch:
    - include_log_h_for_g_info.patch
    - no_manifest_on_aborted_snapshot.patch
    - send_vmbackup_event_generic_manifest.patch
    - vmtoolsd_bailout_on_rpc_errors.patch
* Wed Mar 13 2019 kallan <>
  - Link VGAuthService to libxmlsec1 rather than libxml-security-c for
    SLES 15 and SLES 15 SP1. It requires libxmlsec1 to be available in the
    base.  VGAuthService is already being linked with libxmlsec1 for
    SLES 12 SP4.  (bsc#1122435)
* Tue Feb 26 2019 Martin Liška <>
  - Add gcc9-warnings.patch (bsc#1126102).
* Fri Feb 08 2019
  - Link VGAuthService to libxmlsec1 rather than libxml-security-c in SLE
    products where available. (bsc#1122435)
  - Add patches to correct and/or improve handling of certain quiesced snapshot
    failures (bsc#1124397).
    + no_manifest_on_aborted_snapshot.patch
      Don't send a backup manifest when aborting a Linux quiesced snapshot.
    + vmtoolsd_bailout_on_rpc_errors.patch
      Bail out vmtoolsd early when there are RPC errors.
    + send_vmbackup_event_generic_manifest.patch
      Always send VMBACKUP_EVENT_GENERIC_MANIFEST during quiesced snapshots.
    + include_log_h_for_g_info.patch
      Include vmware/tools/log.h to define g_info.
* Tue Jan 29 2019
  - Update vmtoolsd.service to support cloud-init customization by default
    by adding "DefaultDependencies=no" and "Before=cloud-init-local.service"
    to the [Unit] section of vmtoolsd.service (bsc#1121964) .
  - Copyright year updated in spec file.
* Fri Nov 09 2018
  - Update to 10.3.5 (build 10430147) (boo#1115118)
    + While running a quiesced snapshot of a Linux guest on the vSphere hosts
      earlier than version 6.7, open-vm-tools logs warning messages.
    + CreateTemporaryFileInGuest/CreateTemporaryDirectoryInGuest returns a file
      path that does not exist.
    + Excessive spikes of the Memory/Workload percentage metric, in a vRealize
      Operations cluster.
    + open-vm-tools Service running as vmusr crashes on Linux systems which are
      not running on the VMware platform.
  - Drop unnecessary patch:
    - false-negative-cloud-init.patch
    - handle-linux-kernel-stat-overflow.patch
    - optional-override-os-name.patch
* Fri Oct 12 2018
  - Added Handle Linux kernel /proc FS uint32 type stat overflow when calculating
    + handle-linux-kernel-stat-overflow.patch
      On both 32-bit and 64-bit Linux, tools always parses Linux kernel /proc
      FS stats as uint64 values.  For rate stats, current - previous can handle
      uint64 type stat overflow, but not uint32 type.
  - Added patch for Optional override for short and long OS names sent from Tools
    + optional-override-os-name.patch
      Added support for customers to override the returned long and short OS
      names through the tools config file. If the setting is present, then names
      gathered by hostinfo will be ignored. The user is responsible for setting
      the appropriate names.
  - Added patch for Workaround for false negative result when detecting
    cloud-init existance (bsc#1111619)
    + false-negative-cloud-init.patch
      "cloud-init -v" cmd is used to detect if cloud-init is properly configured
      and it works on most linux distros. However in some linux distro like
      Amazon Linux 2, "cloud-init -v" will print result to stderr instead of
      stdout and it makes "forkExecAndWaitCommand" give false negative result.
      1. added a new bool switch in  "ForkExecAndWaitCommand" to choose
      if we should ignore the stderr output when the return code is 0
      2. removed unnecessary reference for "ForkExecAndWaitCommand" in
      3. trivial change for some formatting
* Wed Aug 15 2018
  - After updating the project to include openSUSE_Leap_15.0 and SLE_15, the
    builds for these two projects fail because of unresolved dependencies.
    Some Factory configuration settings were being used for them.  Need to adjust
    the spec file to not use Factory configuration settings for
    openSUSE_Leap_15.0 and SLE_15.
* Fri Aug 10 2018
  -  Remove vgauthd.service from the %pre and %post section in the spec file.
    This allows vmtoolsd.service to enable vgauthd if needed which creates
    the vmtoolsd.service.requires/vgauthd.service symlink. (bsc#1103868)
  - Add Requires: libxmlsec1-openssl1 to the spec file.  This is needed when
    using xmlsec1 rather than xml-ssecurity-c.
* Mon Aug 06 2018
  - Update to 10.3.0 (build 8931395)
    + Starting with 10.3.0, open-vm-tools builds with xmlsec1 by default (instead
      of building with xml-security). To revert to the old behavior and build
      with xml-security, use the option '--enable-xmlsecurity' for the
      ./configure command.
    + Add BuildRequires:  libxml2-devel
    + Add BuildRequires:  pkgconfig(xmlsec1) for all openSUSE builds
    + Use --enable-xmlsecurity when building for SLE
  - Drop unnecessary patches
    - 100-libtirpc.patch
* Thu May 17 2018
  - Switch from sunrpc to libtirpc to enable building under
    glibc 2.27 in openSUSE Factory.
    (commit 375d4463c68be3a133e4377655b68cc090cd9511)
    + 100-libtirpc.patch
* Fri Apr 06 2018
  - Update to 10.2.5 (build 8068406) (boo#1089181)
    + Compatible with supported versions of VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5 and later,
      VMware Workstation 14.0 and VMware Fusion 10.0.0.
    + Quiesced snapshot: Ability to exclude specific file systems from
      quiesced snapshots on Linux guest operating systems. For more details,
      see [Documentation](
    + Disable display mode setting: A configuration option is introduced to
      disable normal display mode setting functionality using open-vm-tools.
      For more details, see [KB 53572](
  - Drop unnecessary patches
    - udev_rules-disk-devs-only.patch
* Tue Feb 13 2018
  - Stop depending on the meta-package xorg-x11-devel as
    BuildRequires, but use the explicit module names configure is
    looking for: pkgconfig(sm), pkgconfig(xcomposite),
    pkgconfig(xext), pkgconfig(xi), pkgconfig(xinerama),
    pkgconfig(xrandr), pkgconfig(xrender) and pkgconfig(xtst).
* Thu Dec 21 2017
  - The VMware provided open-vm-tools-deploypkg is now obsoleted.
* Fri Dec 15 2017
  - Update to 10.2.0 (build 7253323) (boo#1073174)
    + Fix memory leak in vmtoolsd.
    + Add SUSE Server for SAP Applications to hostinfoPosix.c
    + Fix crash issue when stopping vmtoolsd(vmuser).
    + Add new GOS definitions (e.g. SLES 15) for virtual hardware version 14.
    + Add /usr/bin/vmware-user symlink to vmware-user-suid-wrapper.
    + Provide vmware-vgauth-smoketest, for VGAUthservice validation.
  - Modify udev rules to only adjust timeout on disk devices (bsc#1063320)
    + udev_rules-disk-devs-only.patch
  - Due to a hard dependency on glibc 2.12, open-vm-tools 10.2.0 no longer
    builds for SLES11. Remove all SLES11 specific options in spec file.
  - Drop unnecessary patches
    - Report-SLES12-SAP-guest-OS-as-SLES12.patch
    - resolutionKMS-wayland.patch
    - fix_discards_qualifiers_warning.patch  (only applicable to SLES11)
* Fri Oct 13 2017
  - Build deploypackage plugin for SLES11 (bsc#1062837)
    (The VMware provided open-vm-tools-deploypkg is now obsolete.)
  - Enable building with ssl capabilities for SLES11.
* Fri Oct 06 2017
  - Update to 10.1.15 stable release
    + Tools Hgfs Plugin: refresh Hgfs drives on client start
    + Report version data via guestinfo vars
    + Add entries for MacOS 10.13 (High Sierra) to guest_os_tables.h
* Mon Aug 21 2017
  - open-vm-tools fails to correctly set screen resolution under
    Wayland environments (boo#1054800)
    + resolutionKMS-wayland.patch
* Tue Aug 15 2017
  - Update to 10.1.10 stable release (boo#1051977, bsc#1052129)
    + Map certain PAM errors to VGAUTH_E_AUTHENTICATION_DENIED.
    + Exclude non-directory and non-existing paths during quiescing.
    + Fix timesync state to be uncalibrated when adjustment is large
    + Fix an invalid class pointer access when the VSS provider is
      not installed.
    + Add support for the new selection target name "text/rtf" for
    + VMCI: reset datagram buffer pointer on dealloc
    + randomly generate tmp directory name
    + Previously Common Agent Framework (CAF) builds were linking against
      specific versions of PCRE and libiconv.  That restriction has been
    + Reverts commit 7023998ba5594871a658c5ef1be4dbda6c0158eb to prevent
      intermittent hangs during soft reboots of RHEL 6.8 Linux VM.
    + Includes fix for VMs freezing during snapshots (bsc#1051627)
      (Thaw filesystems if the snapshot commit message to VMX fails.
      Commit b443e6456ffda66c0279032ab932ef271f8e1ae6)
  - Drop unnecessary patch:
    + glibc-sysmacros.patch
* Fri Mar 31 2017
  - Fix unowned /var/lib/vmware directory. (bsc#1028866)
  - Fix package dependency for open-vm-tools on libvmtools0 (bsc#1031968)
* Mon Mar 27 2017
  - fix build failure caused by upstream glibc change requiring
    explicit include of sys/sysmacros.h
    + glibc-sysmacros.patch
* Thu Mar 09 2017
  - Updated to 10.1.5 stable release (boo#1027987)
    + Authentication failure is reported as unknown general system error.
    + Unable to backup virtual machines with active Docker containers.
* Mon Feb 20 2017
  - Don't require insserv if we don't need it.
* Tue Feb 07 2017
  - Sumbitting update for SLE11SP4, SLE12SP1, SLE12SP2
    see fate#322214 & fate#322218
* Wed Dec 14 2016
  - Report SLES12-SAP guest OS as SLES12 (bsc#1013496)
    + Report-SLES12-SAP-guest-OS-as-SLES12.patch
* Thu Dec 01 2016
  - Remove building KMP modules. No longer needed or wanted for
    current releases. User space tool vmhgfs-fuse has replaced the
    need for vmhgfs kernel module.
* Sat Nov 12 2016
  - Updated to 10.1.0 stable release (boo#1011057)
    + vmware-namespace-cmd command line utility.
    + gtk3 support
    + Common Agent Framework (CAF)
    + guest authentication with xmlsec1
    + FreeBSD support
    + sub-command to push updated network information to the host on demand
    + udev rules for configuring SCSI timeouts in the guest
    + fixes for Ubuntu 16.10
    + Fix for quiesced snapshot failure leaving guest file system
      quiesced (bsc#1006796)
    + Fix for CVE-2015-5191 (bsc#1007600)
  - Dropped upstream patches included (or not necessary) in 10.1.0:
    + vmw-bitmask-gcc6.patch
    + no-unused-const.patch
    + enable-gcc46+.patch
* Wed Nov 02 2016
  - Add udev rule to increase VMware virtual disk timeout values
* Wed Jul 13 2016
  - Fix vmtoolsd init script to run vmtoolsd in background. (bsc#971031)
    + fix originally done in SLE-11-SP4 code base by
* Thu Jun 16 2016
  - Added patches for GCC 6 build failure (boo#985110)
    + vmw-bitmask-gcc6.patch
    + no-unused-const.patch
* Wed Jun 08 2016
  - Update to 10.0.7-gtk3 stable branch
    + add support for gtk3, needed by the dndcp and resolutionset
    + remove files generated by autoreconf
    + a few minor build fixes
  - Update fixes copy-n-paste and drag-n-drop regressions (bsc#978424)
  - Added new vmblock-fuse.service
  - Drop upstream patches included (or not necessary) in 10.0.7-gtk3:
    + open-vm-tools-posixly.patch
    + open-vm-tools-buildsystem-fixup.patch
* Fri Apr 29 2016
  - Sanitize the filename handling some more. The official GitHub
    filename is open-vm-tools-stable-10.0.7.tar.gz.
* Thu Apr 28 2016
  - Update to 10.0.7 stable branch
    + Added namespace command line utility "vmware-namespace-cmd".
* Fri Apr 22 2016
  - they renamed open-vm-tools-stable-10.0.5.tar.gz to
    stable-10.0.5.tar.gz -- fix .spec accordingly
* Wed Apr 20 2016
  - Add open-vm-tools-posixly.patch: defined(linux) is not posix
    compliant and modern compilers no longer accept it. Change to
  - Add open-vm-tools-buildsystem-fixup.patch: since libsigc++ injects
    - std=c++11 into CFLAGS, the various objects in open-vm-tools need
    to be split up a bit in order to not have a mixed C/C++ object
    receiving the same CFLAGS.
* Wed Dec 23 2015
  - Compile without gtkmm support for SLES12 based environments
    (which do not provide gtkmm2.4)
* Tue Dec 01 2015
  - Update to 10.0.5 stable branch
    + [vgauth] fix timestamp check
    + [] Add an error handler to X11 resolutionSet
    + [vmci.ko] Kill tasklet when unloading vmci module
    + [] Quiesced snapshots Skip freezing autofs mounts.
    + [vmhgfs.ko] make vmhgfs compatible with Linux kernel 4.2
* Fri Oct 30 2015
  - Enable vgauth for openSUSE Leap 42.1 (bsc#952645)
* Thu Oct 22 2015
  - Remove vgauth requirements from vmtoolsd.service file if vgauth
    is not enabled.
  - Remove gcc4.7 requirement for older environments.
* Wed Sep 09 2015
  - Enable certificate-based access control via SAML tokens (vgauth) on
    openSUSE Factory.
* Thu Sep 03 2015
  - Update to open-vm-tools-10.0.0-3000743  (boo#944615)
    + Common versioning
    + Quiesced snapshots enhancements for Linux guests running IO workload
    + Shared Folders (Linux kernel 4.0.0 and higher only)
    + ESXi Serviceability
    + GuestInfo Enhancements
    + Internationalization, with support for:
      + English
      + French
      + German
      + Spanish
      + Italian
      + Japanese
      + Korean
      + Simplified Chinese
      + Traditional Chinese
    + Compatibility with all supported versions of VMware vSphere, VMware
      Workstation 12.0 and VMware Fusion 8.0
  - Drop upstream patches included (or not necessary) in 10.0.0:
    - 0001-Fix-vmxnet-module-on-kernels-3.16.patch
    - 0002-Fix-d_alias-to-d_u.d_alias-for-kernel-3.18.patch
    - 0003-Fix-f_dentry-msghdr-kernel-3.19.patch
    - 0004-vmhgfs-bdi-kernel-4.0.patch
    - xutils-add-cstring.patch
  - Remove vmhgfs define to ensure vmhgfs is always built
  - Only build kernel modules for versions <= openSUSE 13.2
* Wed Sep 02 2015
  - Do not attempt to start vmware-vmblock-fuse if vmware-vmblock-fuse
    (included with the -desktop package) is not installed (bsc#943236)
* Wed Aug 12 2015
  - For SLE11, the KMP is still required; the .spec file logic is
    now only enabled in the linked package, the 2nd spec file must
    not be part of the main package open-vm-tools (as Factory would
    immediately create the linked package, which would fail building
    with Linux 4.x) (boo#941384).
* Mon Aug 10 2015
  - Drop KMP related .spec and .changes file (bsc#938593) (for now
    we keep the logic in the .spec file, in case we want to resurrect
* Mon Jul 13 2015
  - Update to open-vm-tools-9.10.2-2822639
    + Fix various compilation errors
    + Retry sending vmbackup event with elevated privileges
    + Add a -h option to vgauth
    + Workaround NFS open bug by retrying on ESTALE
    + Fix the HGFS protocol opcode to differentiate headers
    + Thaw filesystems when the snapshot commit message to VMX fails
  - Drop upstream patches included in 9.10.2:
    - toolboxcmd-fix-logic.patch
    - asm_x86.patch
* Sun Jun 28 2015
  - Fix compilation issues with GCC 5:
    * Add toolboxcmd-fix-logic.patch
    * Add asm_x86.patch
* Thu May 21 2015
  - Build using gcc4.7 for SLES11 environments to avoid mul64.h
    dependency problem for i586 architectures
  - Include cstddef to resolve compile problems under gcc4.7
  - Ensure xutils builds properly under older versions of gcc
  - Prevent files on shared folders from being truncated to 0 bytes
    under 4.0 kernel
* Mon May 18 2015
  - Update to open-vm-tools-9.10.0-2476743:
    + vgauth added
    + deploypkg added
    + guest proxycerttool added
    + hgfs and vmci/vsock fixes
    + asyncsocket enhancements
    + library fixes and improvements
    + locking and logging fixes and improvements
    + foundry fixes
    + vm-support script fixes
  - Replace obsolete patches with rebased versions (from ArchLinux):
    - Drop 0001-Remove-unused-DEPRECATED-macro.patch
    - Drop 0002-Conditionally-define-g_info-macro.patch
    - Drop 0003-Add-kuid_t-kgid_t-compatibility-layer.patch
    - Drop 0004-Use-new-link-helpers.patch
    - Drop 0005-Update-hgfs-file-operations-for-newer-kernels.patch
    - Drop 0006-Fix-vmxnet-module-on-kernels-3.16.patch
    - Drop 0007-Fix-vmhgfs-module-on-kernels-3.16.patch
    - Drop 0008-Fix-segfault-in-vmhgfs.patch
    - Drop open-vm-tools-linux-3.17.7.patch
    - Drop open-vm-tools-linux-3.17.patch
    - Drop open-vm-tools-linux-3.18.0.patch
    - Add 0001-Fix-vmxnet-module-on-kernels-3.16.patch
    - Add 0002-Fix-d_alias-to-d_u.d_alias-for-kernel-3.18.patch
    - Add 0003-Fix-f_dentry-msghdr-kernel-3.19.patch
  - Add libmspack BuildRequires (deploypkg).
  - Add openssl BuildRequires (grabbitmqproxy and vgauth).
  - Compile using --without-xmlsecurity and --without-xerces as
    pkgconfig(xml-security-c) is not yet available in the build service,
    (disables vgauth support).
  - Disable deploypkg for older versions of SLES and openSUSE.
  - Disable ssl for older versions of SLES and openSUSE (disables
    grabbitmqproxy and vgauth).
  - Update spec file to be compatible with SLES and openSUSE.
  - This update also addresses a suspend with systemd issue (bsc#913727)
* Tue May 05 2015
  - Handle kernel 4.0: we can't just compare the 'minor' part of the
    version anymore when applying patches.
* Thu Mar 12 2015
  - Prevent autoinstallation of open-vm-tools in SLES11SP4 environments
    due to potential conflict with VMware tools. (bsc#921618)
* Thu Feb 19 2015
  - Add open-vm-tools-linux-3.19.0.patch: Fix building of vmhgfs with
    Kernel 3.19.0+.
* Wed Jan 21 2015
  - Remove modprobe of deprecated vmsync module from SysV init script.
* Fri Jan 16 2015
  - Update specfile to ensure kernel modules are not built or required
    for SLES11SP4 and SLES12.
* Fri Jan 09 2015
  - Use fuse-devel instead of pkgconfig(fuse) in SLES11SP4.
* Mon Jan 05 2015
  - Add open-vm-tools-linux-3.17.7.patch: Fix building of vmhgfs with
    Kernel 3.17.7+.
  - Add open-vm-tools-linux-3.18.0.patch: Fix building of vmhgfs with
    Kernel 3.18.0+.
* Mon Jan 05 2015
  - Split building of KMPs into own spec file: open-vm-tools-KMP:
    the resulting KMP packages keep their existing name, as this is
    handled through the kernel_package macros. This split allows to
    work around boo#905420.
* Sat Nov 29 2014 Led <>
  - fix bashisms in vmware-user-autostart-wrapper script
* Wed Nov 12 2014
  - Add open-vm-tools-linux-3.17.patch: Fix build with Linux 3.17.0.
* Mon Nov 10 2014
  - Sync up patches with ArchLinux:
    + Added 0001-Remove-unused-DEPRECATED-macro.patch
    + Added 0002-Conditionally-define-g_info-macro.patch
    + Added 0003-Add-kuid_t-kgid_t-compatibility-layer.patch
    + Added 0004-Use-new-link-helpers.patch
    + Added 0005-Update-hgfs-file-operations-for-newer-kernels.patch
    + Added 0006-Fix-vmxnet-module-on-kernels-3.16.patch
    + Added 0007-Fix-vmhgfs-module-on-kernels-3.16.patch
    + Added 0008-Fix-segfault-in-vmhgfs.patch
    + Droped g_info_redefine.patch (now named
  - Enable building of KMP packages.
* Mon Nov 10 2014 Led <>
  - Fix bashisms in preun script.
* Fri Oct 31 2014
  - Do not generate timestamps in the doxygen docs.
* Mon Oct 20 2014
  - Add -Wno-cpp to CFLAGS.
* Mon Oct 06 2014
  - Updated to latest release 9.4.6-1770165
    + Release matching the vSphere 5.5p02 release
  - "which" as separate package does not exist on older opensuse versions
    so removed from Requires for older distributions
  - used autoreconf as source package does not provide configure script anymore
  - removed vmsync module from OS12.3 build target as it does not compile
* Fri May 16 2014
  - Modify vmware-user-autostart-wrapper to unconditionally start
    vmware-user-suid-wrapper, and no longer delay for vmblock-fuse
    if under systemd. (bnc#876074)
* Wed May 14 2014
  - added forgotten %pre snippet for service addition, this made
    systemd service not auto-start. bnc#870737
* Mon Apr 28 2014
  - Move 'vm-support' script from /etc/vmware-tools to /usr/bin (bnc#874931).
  - Update call to "tools.set.version" RPC during uninstall to match upstream
    behavior (bnc#875129).
  - Add missing RPM runtime dependencies (net-tools, tar, which).
* Mon Mar 17 2014
  - Update to version 9.4.0:
    + Release of open-vm-tools matching vSphere 5.5.
  - Remove build dependency on liburiparser (no longer necessary).
  - Removed obsolete --disable-unity configure option.
  - Use doxygen to generate devel docs.
  - Require libprocps for openSUSE 12.3 and above.
  - Added CUSTOM_PROCPS_NAME=procps (required for 9.4.0 build).
  - Add g_info_redefine.patch: Fix redefine warnings during build.
  - Add vmtoolsd.service for use with systemd.
  - Drop open-vm-tools.permissions: No longer required.
  - Only build kmp for specified distributions, and only require kernel-source
    when kernel modules are being built.
  - Rename -gui package to -desktop.
* Sat Nov 02 2013
  - Supplement the -gui package on xorg-x11-server instead of
    xorg-x11 as the latter is only a meta-package, that is not
    installed on all machines (bnc#848505).
* Tue Sep 10 2013
  - Really drop open-vm-tools-kernel-3.8.patch (osc rm).
  - Drop open-vm-tools-kernel-3.6.patch: fixed upstream.
  - Inject -Wno-unused-local-typedefs into CFLAGS.
  - Only build vmsync up to openSUSE 12.3.
  - Disable build of vmhgfs (and related tools) on openSUSE > 12.3,
    as the module fails and VMWare is unresponsive in providing a
    fix. Maybe one day, when there is actual commitment, the module
    and the related tools / mount-helpers can be re-enabled (see also
  - Wrap the KMP Package in a condition to only build when there are
    actually modules to be built (vm_modules not empty).
  - Do not require vmware-guest-kmp from the main package if we do
    not built KMP packages (if there are no modules to be built).
* Mon May 13 2013
  - Update to version 9.2.3:
    + Fixes for HGFS driver to compile on newer kernels (3.9).
    + Fix for HGFS performance regression..
    + vmci/vsock drivers are disabled on kernels 3.9 and above.
    + vmblock driver is disabled on kernels 3.0+.
    + Fix and re-enable Copy/Paste on Solaris.
    + Configure script will detect procsps-ng library.
    + Suppress deprecated warnings coming form newer glib.
  - Drop open-vm-tools-kernel-3.8.patch: fixed upstream.
  - No longer build vmci and vsock for openSUSE > 12.3; they have
    been included in the mainline kernel.
* Wed Apr 24 2013
  - Add open-vm-tools-kernel-3.8.patch: Fix build with kernel 3.8.x.
* Wed Apr 03 2013
  - Update to version 9.2.0:
    + Fixes for HGFS driver to compile on newer kernels (3.6).
    + vmsync driver is disabled on kernels 3.0+ as vmbackup plugin
      uses FIFREEZE/FITHAW standard ioctls.
    + Fixes for Copy/Paste (and C&P is temporarily disabled on
      Solaris due to C++ library issues).
  - Rebase open-vm-tools-kernel-3.6.patch: mostly fixed upstream.
  - No longer build vmblock.ko: it's been obsoleted in favor of
  - Change vmtoolsd to use vmware-vmblock-fuse instead of vmblock.ko,
    using the new mount point /var/run/vmblock-fuse.
  - Add fuse Requires, as we now use vmblock-fuse.
    * Fixes bnc#803157.
* Sat Mar 02 2013
  - update license to new format
* Fri Oct 12 2012
  - Update to version 9.2.0:
    + Release of open-vm-tools matching Workstation 9.0.
  - Drop kernel-3_4.patch: fixed upstream.
  - Add open-vm-tools-kernel-3.6.patch: Fix build with kernel 3.6.
  - Add pkgconfig(fuse) BuildRequires: Support vmhgfs fuse.
* Sat Aug 04 2012
  - autostart-wrapper: unset SESSION_MANAGER. This helps newer
    gnome-session versions to not try to track this task. Due to the
    double fork() it gets it wrong and delays logout (waiting for a
    timeout to terminate this user task) (bgo#681904).
* Fri Jun 08 2012
  - Add kernel-3_4.patch: Fix build for kernel-3.4.
* Fri Apr 06 2012
  - Update to version 8.8.2:
    + Updated code for compatibility with newer Linux kernel
    + Minor tweaks in Unity and Resolution set plugins
  - Drop vmhgfs-2011.12.20.patch: fixed upstream.
* Fri Mar 30 2012
  - Build vmci as first module and copy Modules.symvers to source of
    all subsequent modules to be built. Fixes issues where vmhgfs for
    example does not have all symbols available and fails to load
* Fri Mar 30 2012
  - Add a tools.conf to the package. All settings are left to default
    except [guestinfo] / disable-perf-mon=1, which resolves
* Thu Mar 15 2012
  - added call to vmware-rpctool in %preun to unset the installed
    version [bnc#748517]
* Sun Feb 05 2012
  - Add vmhgfs-2011.12.20.patch: Fix build of vmhgfs module with
    kernel 3.2.
  - Update FSF address part in vmtoolsd header.
* Tue Jan 24 2012
  - Update to version 8.8.1 (Stable series):
    * Updated code for compatibility with newer Linux kernel releases
      and with newer NetworkManager releases.
  - dropped vmxnet+kernel-3.0 (not needed anymore)
  - build with PIE [bnc#743130]
* Wed Sep 21 2011
  - Update to version 8.8.0 (Stable series):
    + This release of open-vm-tools matches the VMware Tools package
      released with Workstation 8.0 and Fusion 4.0.
      It's targeted at desktop users who want the latest features in
      (VMware's) Unity, HGFS and drag & drop support.
  - Add open-vm-tools-vmxnet+kernel-3.0.patch: HAVE_NETDEV_PRIV is
    gone in kernel 3.0 and netdev_priv is in kernel since 2.6.6.
  - use set_permissions instead of run_permissions on 11.4+
* Thu Jul 21 2011
  - Update to version 2011.07.19:
    + Fix an issue in the HGFS driver that could lead to a kernel
    + Update some code to support new compiler and kernel versions.
    + Minor bug fixes and code cleanup.
  - Changes from version 2011.06.27:
    + A few enhancements to Unity: XFCE support, better interaction
      with "the other" (Ubuntu's) Unity and compositing window
      managers, better X error handling, and a few bug fixes.
    + few bug fixes in HGFS, and minor bug fixes in other components.
    + Otherwise, mostly code cleanup.
* Thu Jun 02 2011
  - updated to 2011.05.27:
    + Mostly cleanups and a few bug fixes.
  - fixes [bnc#673267] [bnc#690491]
* Tue May 31 2011
  - use -Wno-unused-but-set in optflags so it will not fail build
    while using -Werror
* Wed May 25 2011
  - added check in initscript whether VMTOOLSUSER_BIN exists
* Fri Apr 29 2011
  - Udpate to version 2011.04.25:
    + Mostly cleanups and small bug fixes in this release.
    + Logging is enabled by default in vmtoolsd, writing to syslog.
      The default log level is not chatty, so few messages should
      make it to syslog during normal operation.
    + The GUI version of the toolbox was removed.
* Wed Apr 27 2011
  - Extend the init script to detect the name of the balloon driver,
    which changed several times in the kernel.
* Thu Apr 14 2011
  - Update to 2011.03.28:
    + HGFS mounter and vmusr's suid wrapper were changed to avoid
      issues with symlink attacks. A new mount utility for vmblock on
      Solaris and FreeBSD was added.
    + The VMCI driver was thoroughly reworked so that it can serve as
      both the host and guest VMCI driver. This is mostly targeted at
      supporting nested VMs.
    + vmusr got better integration with X's session manager,
      including proper cleanup during session teardown.
    + Unity has been enhanced to better handle some desktop
    + Many small bug fixes in other areas, including updates for
      newer Linux kernels.
  - Changes from 2011.02.23:
    + Some copy & paste issues with KDE were fixed.
    + Mostly cleanups and bug fixes, with a few build enhancements.
  - Changes from 2011.01.24:
    + Mostly cleanups and bug fixes.
    + Install code fixed to handle translation catalogs correctly.
  - No longer care for missing modules on openSUSE 11.2. It is EOL in
    a few weeks. As a consequence, remove the sources (they are in
    current kernels):
    + pvscsi.tar.bz2
    + vmxnet3.tar.bz2
    + vmemctl.tar.bz2
  - Fix some lint warnings: obsolete only <, not <=, Add PreReq:
    permissions to the -gui package.
* Thu Apr 14 2011
  - Fix build with Factory: verify the list of modules that are not
    yet merged into the main kernel.
* Wed Dec 22 2010
  - Update to version 2010.12.19:
    + New version of DnD code lands in open-vm-tools. The host part
      of the new DnD protocol is not available yet in VMware
      products, though.
    + vmtoolsd gets some new functionality to support new features
      being developed internally.
    + vmxnet driver for FreeBSD fixed to allow changing the MAC
    + lots of bug fixes and other cleanups in various areas.
  - Re-enable building of X dependenices (with_X 1)
  - Disable unity on openSUSE < 11.4. It requires glib >= 2.24.
* Thu Nov 25 2010
  - Re-Inject pvscsi for older kernel builds.
* Mon Nov 22 2010
  - Update to version 2010-11-17:
    + Mostly cleanups and bug fixes.
    + vmxnet3 on Solaris now supports jumbo frames.
  - For all older updates, please see NEWS.
  - Add an easy way to enable/disable X tools. Those currently fail
    to build.
  - Drop open-vm-tools-libpng14.patch: upstream fixed.
* Mon Jun 07 2010
  - Add vmmemctl.tar.bz2, extracted from open-vm-tools 2010.02.23.
* Mon May 31 2010
  - Better logic to easily disable modules that got inlcluded in the
    Linux Kernel, for bnc#605085.
* Thu Apr 22 2010
  - Re-introduce vmxnet3 on openSUSE <= 11.2. Up to then we have
    kernel 2.26.31, which does not bring the vmxnet3 driver yet.
    The driver itself is the last one shipped with open-vm-tools,
    version 2009.12.16.
* Wed Apr 21 2010
  - Send SIGUSR1 to vmware-user process when the services are being
    stopped. This possibly solves bnc#544400.
* Wed Apr 07 2010
  - Add open-vm-tools-libpng14.patch to fix build with libpng 1.4.
* Wed Mar 24 2010
  - Update to 2010.03.20:
    + New i18n support for Tools; it is based on VMware's internal
    + Logging infrastructure has been enhanced and now supports
    + Bug fixes in several areas (DnD, backup support, thread safety)
    + Updates in Linux kernel modules for compatibility with newer
    + New functionality in the Unity support code.
* Tue Mar 23 2010
  - Disabled vmxnet3 building. this only did not give an error anyhow
    as there was a typo, thus having the module already disabled for
    quite some time.
  - bnc#590329: Re-add lost 50-vmnics.conf file.
* Thu Feb 25 2010
  - Update to 2010.02.23:
    + Mostly bug fixes, cleanups and code refactoring.
* Wed Feb 10 2010
  - Update to 2010.01.19:
    + Linux modules have been updated to compile on newer kernels
    + Solaris modules now should compile on OpenSolaris
      (tested on 2009.06).
    + Other than those, mostly bug fixes and minor refactoring.
* Wed Jan 06 2010
  - Update to 2009.12.16:
    + Some improvements to vmtoolsd, base libraries and and the
      plugin interface.
    + Some library refactoring: use new lock library, changes to
      support compilation of some code on ARM.
    + some fixes in to try to correctly support newer
    + vsock/vmci improvements.
    + bug fixes in the vmxnet / vmxnet3 drivers, and FreeBSD's
      vmblock driver.
    + vmxnet3 for Linux is now upstream (as of Linux 2.6.32), and
      will be removed from later releases of open-vm-tools.
    + pvscsi will be available upstream starting with Linux 2.6.33
      and at that time will be removed from open-vm-tools.
  - Disable building of vmxnet3 if kernel is 2.6.32 or newer.
* Mon Nov 23 2009
  - Update to 2009.11.17
    + Lots of refactoring and cleanup in the code, mainly targeting
      the definition of a set of public APIs.
    + vmblock-fuse can now replace the vmblock kernel module for DnD
    + Fix some memory leaks in the guestInfo module.
* Sun Nov 22 2009
  - Update to 2009.10.15
    + The HGFS module got some performance enhancements.
    + Minor enhancements to vmtoolsd and the logging system.
    + Fix for a few issues reported on the sourceforge bug tracker.
    + Lots of code refactoring, and a few bug fixes.
* Sat Nov 21 2009
  - Update to 2009.09.18
    + Mostly bug fixes and minor enhancements.
    + The pvscsi code was re-factored in preparation for upstreaming.
      The driver has been sent to the LKML for inclusion in the main
      Linux tree and might be removed from open-vm-tools once it's
* Mon Aug 10 2009
  - Update to 2009.08.24
    + Remove support for Linux kernels < 2.6.9.
    + The vsock now implements a new notification protocol that has
      better performance than the previous.
    + New infrastructure for sending more network config-related
      information about the virtual machine to the host.
    + Other bug fixes and minor improvements to the code.
* Sat Aug 08 2009
  - move to the devel pakage, which we have since
    version 2009.07.22 and remove the rpmlint check for it.
  - Remove the autoreconf call. We do not patch any Makefiles anymore.
  - Require libvmtools0 from the -devel package.
  - Drop the rpmlintrc file. Permissions are correctyl set, devel
    package split out.
* Thu Aug 06 2009
  - Adjust specfile permission handling to match SUSE standard, snippet
    moved to permissions package. bnc#474285
* Thu Jul 23 2009
  - Update to 2009.07.22
    * Better support for dkms by means of a script to help create a
      dkms tree.
    * "make install" now also installs header files for public
      libraries, plus a few fixes to incorrect install behavior.
    * Lots of improvements to the new DnD code.
    * This will be the last release with support for Linux
      kernels < 2.6.9.
  - fix compatibiliy update script to redirect stderr to /dev/null
    (in case the script is not found, do not scare the user)
* Tue Jul 21 2009
  - added || : to modprobe -r and umount calls in vmtoolsd [bnc#523342]
* Fri Jun 19 2009
  - Updated to 2009.06.18
    * Mostly a bug fix release.
    * vmhgfs now is able to use vsock as a transport (although
      backend support for HGFS over vsock is not yet released in
      VMware products).
  - Removed patch open-vm-tools-wiperPosix.patch. An alternative
    solution was integrated upstream
  - Dropped patch open-vm-tools-rpath.patch: merged upstream
* Sat May 23 2009
  - Updated to 2009.05.22
    * Mostly a cleanup and bug fix release.
    * Fix a build issue where a symlink attack could cause the
      open-vm-tools build to overwrite data (by placing a symlink in
    * Second (and last?) batch of changes to clean up duplicate files
      in the source tree, including Solaris and FreeBSD kernel
      modules andother module-specific shared files.
    * Plugins now are properly built using plugins_LTLIBRARIES so
      that "-rpath" doesn't need to be used (this would cause an
      RPATH entry to be added to the final binary, which some tools
      didn't like).
    * open-vm-tools now properly detects PAM and enables PAM support
      in the code.
  - Removed -rpath.patch. Variation of it integrated upstream
  - Added patch to consume (-wiperPosix.patch) the result of fgets
  - BuildRequires pam-devel
  - The pam miss-naming on x86_64 has been fixed upstream
  - Add a new -rpath patch. Not everything is solved upstream.
  - Delete arch dependent files from /usr/share (not yet needed)
* Sat Apr 25 2009
  - Upgrade to snapshot 2009.04.23
    * Implemented copy & paste support for RTF data and file contents.
    * guestd has been removed from open-vm-tools; vmtoolsd is now the only
      option for the main tools service.
    * Added vmblock and vmmemctl modules for Solaris (under the CDDL).
    * vmware-user can now work with both vmblock-fuse and vmblock.
    * Linux HGFS now has a stream-based (TCP, vsock) transport, still under
    * First batch of changes to cleanup duplicated files in the source tree.
      Most duplicated files in the Linux kernel modules have been cleaned up.
  - Extensive rewrite of the spec file:
    * make use of the now upstream provided make install
    * configure --no-root-privileges, to not install mount.vmhgfs as suid
  - Add patch open-vm-tools-2009.04.23-rpath.diff: removes the rpath logic
    which was introduced for the vmusr and vmsvc plugins. libtools is broken
    in this respect. (patch submitted upstream for review)
  - Extend preun section with  service rename (vmware-guest -> vmtoolsd)
    (patch provided by prusnak)
  - forcibly activate vmtoolsd service also on update.
  - fix up the KMP rename: for this to work we need to provide / obsolete
    vmware-kmp and vmware-kmp-<kernelflavor>; otherwise, zypper starts pulling
    in other kernels.
* Fri Mar 20 2009
  - rename vmware-KMP to vmware-guest-KMP for easier identification
    of the use and to avoid confusion (users installing the KMP on the
    vmware hosts) (bnc#481137)
  - create subpackage libvmtools0
* Thu Mar 19 2009
  - Upgrade to snapshot 2009.03.18
    * Mostly a bug fix release.
    * The new DnD V3 protocol is now available in open-vm-tools.
    * vmtoolsd is now preferred instead of vmware-guestd
    - vmware-guestd will most probably be completely removed in the next release.
    - > vmtoolsd is not yet standard enabled in openSUSE packages.
  - Obsolete merged patches vmxnet and vmxnet3.patch.
* Mon Mar 09 2009
  - renamed modprobe config to /etc/modprobe.d/50-vmnics.conf
    (required by new module-init-tools).
* Thu Feb 19 2009
  - Upgrade to snapshot 2009.02.18
    * open-vm-tools now depend on glib 2.6.0 as a minimum requirement.
    * Added vmxnet module for Solaris, and reworked the HGFS module so it
      works without help from vmware-guestd.
    * Added implementation of new DnD protocol, which adds a dependency on
      a C++ compiler and the gtkmm library to vmware-user.
    * The code from the "core services" has been added to open-vm-tools,
      including a few tests. vmtoolsd + plugins are now capable of replacing
      vmware-guestd (vmware-user still needs to have some features ported
      over), but this code is still not to be considered as stable as the
      legacy services, so vmware-guestd is still included.
    * A few fixes for compatibility with non-GNU toolchains, newer Linux
      kernels and old gcc compilers.
  - Added patch open-vm-tools-2009.02.18-vmxnet.patch
    Allows to compile kernelmodule vmxnet with kernels 2.6.29
    And open-vm-tools02009.02.18-vmxnet3.patch
* Mon Feb 16 2009
  - Remove noDisplay=true from vmware-user.desktop, as KDE4
    does not autostart the app in this case. Fixes BNC #475627
* Thu Feb 12 2009
  - Added vmware-user-autostart-wrapper to solve bnc #474076
    Using simple autostart technique, it can happen that the device
    at /proc/fs/vmblock/dev is not ready when vmware-user is started
    the autostart-wrapper takes this into account and tries for
    several times.
  - Fix RPMLint warning with regarding wrong encoding of README file
* Wed Feb 11 2009
  - Revert suid install of vmware-user-suid-wrapper, as rpmlint does
    not like it
    Instead we package /etc/permissions.d/open-vm-tools which sets
    the permission usig SuSEconfig.permissions
  - Adjust the vmware-user.desktop file to actually launch
    vmware-user-suid-wrapper. Access to the vmblock requires su right.
    the suid-wrapper get's the file handle, drops the suid rights
    and launches vmware-user (with user privileges)
* Tue Feb 10 2009
  - install vmware-user-suid-wrapper with suid bit
* Mon Jan 26 2009
  - reviewed changes by Dominique
* Thu Jan 22 2009
  - Update to version 2009.01.21
    * First open source release of the HGFS module for Solaris,
      under the CDDL. Other modules are expected to be added in
      the upcoming releases.
    * Added an implementation of vmblock on top of FUSE;
      vmware-user still  doesn't use this module even if it is
      available, though.
    * Linux modules now add the "supported" tag used by Novell in
      their SLES 10 SP2 release when loading modules.
    * Fix compilation of modules in newer Linux kernels which
      don't include $(LINUXINCLUDE) in the compiler flags anymore.
  - Added Requires: kernel-%1 to preamble, as rpmlint said it would
    be policy to require kenrel-$favour from the kmp
  - marked config files in /etc as %config (rpmlint)
* Fri Jan 16 2009
  - reviewed changes by Dominique
* Thu Dec 25 2008
  - Update to version 2008.12.23
    * Lots of makefile cleanup with the switch to using libtool archives.
    * Automatically disable Unity if multimon support is disabled.
    * Actually build the pvscsi modules.
    * First bits of the "Core Service" project are starting to show up; the
      base "vmtools" library was added to the package. It currently is mostly
      a collection of the existing libraries already shipped with open-vm-tools,
      plus some extra functionality build on top of glib. Currently no other
      code in open-vm-tools uses it, so it's optional.
    * The HGFS driver was fixed for the Linux 2.6.28 kernel.
* Wed Nov 19 2008
  - Updated to version 2008.11.19
    * The pvscsi Linux kernel module has been added (for kernels >= 2.6.8).
      It provides access to VMware's new paravirtualized SCSI device.
    * The HGFS driver and user-level code has seen a lot of refactoring to
      enable more consistent name escaping. The FreeBSD driver now supports
    * The Linux module makefiles now support exporting symbol version files,
      allowing modules with dependencies (such as vsock, which depends on vmci)
      to correctly build and load on Linux >= 2.6.26 with CONFIG_MODVERSIONS.
    * Rudimentary support for dkms.
    * Assortment of bug fixes.
* Wed Oct 15 2008
  - Updated to version 2008.10.10
    * The vmxnet3 Linux kernel module has been added. This module provides
      better network performance for the guest. The corresponding virtual
      hardware is available beginning with Workstation 6.5, though
      performance benefits are unlikely to be realized until a later VMware
      product release. The module should work for all kernels beginning with
    * The open-vm-tools no longer depend on libproc-dev. Several people
      reported this issue (Sourceforge bug 1960947).
    * Added a command line argument to skip privileged operations during
      make install (--without-root-privileges).
    * Guestd now supports backwards time synchronization, though the
      corresponding hypervisor-side changes are not yet part of any shipping
      VMware products.
    * Assortment of bug fixes.
* Wed Sep 17 2008
  - fixed license problem with region.c by applying patch from upstream
* Mon Sep 08 2008
  - Removed patch kver.patch, refactored it's function in the
    make call, overriding the HEADER_DIR variable inside the
    Makefile (Tip sponsored by Adar from VMware Inc.)
* Thu Sep 04 2008
  - reviewed changes by Dominique
* Wed Sep 03 2008
  - Activated compilation of modules vmci and vsock after fixing the
  - dropped obsoleted patch:
    * str_c.patch (included in update)
* Wed Sep 03 2008
  - updated to 2008-09-03
    * Fixed an issue where open-vm-tools fails to configure when using
    - -without-icu. Thanks to Timo Gurr for reporting the issue
      (Sourceforge bug 2046262).
    * Fixed failed build on Ubuntu Intrepid and Fedora 9.
      Thanks to Nathan Charles for reporting the issue
      (Sourceforge bug 2048423).
    * Fixed kernel module build issues on 2.6.27 pre-release kernels.
      Thanks to Dominique Leuenberger for reporting the issue
      (Sourceforge bug 2071170).
    * ...and other bug fixes.
  - dropped obsoleted patches:
    * 2.6.27-kernel.patch (included in update)
    * fix-Werror.patch (included in update)
* Sun Aug 24 2008
  - Added open-vm-tools-2008-08-08-2.6.27-kernel.patch to compile on
    more recent kernels (patch should be merged in next release)
* Fri Aug 22 2008
  - added packageand(open-vm-tools:xorg-x11) to Supplements
    of open-vm-tools-gui sub package
* Fri Aug 22 2008
  - Re-arranged comments for the configure line. Apparently, comments
    that appear in a line continuing on the next line, split using '\'
    break the flow
* Wed Aug 20 2008
  - Added --without-kernel-modules to configure, as we take
    care of it on ourself using the loop, for the different
    kernel variants
* Tue Aug 12 2008
  - updated to 2008.08.08
    * Unity for X11 guests has been added. Unity is implemented within
      vmware-user and requires no additional setup beyond setting up the
      vmware-user application itself. Unity should work with Fusion 1.x
      releases as well as with the upcoming Workstation 6.5 release. Our
      in-house testing was with Linux guests, and they should mostly work.
      There is very little standing in the way of FreeBSD/Solaris support,
      though we've never built or tested Unity for those platforms.
    * The VMCI Linux kernel module has been added. This module provides
      high-speed datagram and socket interfaces for guest<->guest and
      host<->guest communication. It should work for all kernels beginning
      with 2.4, and for VMware products beginning with Workstation 6.5.
    * The VMCI sockets Linux kernel module has been added. It provides
      both datagram and stream socket interfaces to userlevel for use with
      VMCI. As with VMCI, it should work for kernels 2.4 or later, and for
      VMware products beginning with Workstation 6.5.
    * The command-line Toolbox has been added. This application provides
      the same functionality as the GTK Toolbox, but with a scriptable
      command-line interface. It also has some statistic retrieval commands
      that aren't found in the GTK Toolbox.
    * Fixed compilation of vmsync and vmmemctl Linux kernel modules on
      2.6.26. Thanks to Pavol Rusnak for the report (Sourceforge bug 2032683).
    * Fixed an issue with guestd's nicInfo updating mechanism. Thanks to
      Jason Lunz for the patch (not tracked on Sourceforge).
    * Fixed handling of $(DESTDIR) in automake. Thanks to Mike Auty for
      the patch (Sourceforge bug 2018802).
    * Fixed build of vmware-user using gtk 1.2. Thanks to Stephen Duncan
      for the report (Sourceforge bug 2014338).
    * Fixed compilation of lib/guestApp when using --without-x. Thanks to
      Martin Preishuber for the report (Sourceforge bug 2013568).
    * As usual, other bug fixes.
* Mon Jul 21 2008
  - updated to 2008.07.01:
    * fixed a backwards time synchronization issue
    * fixed an issue where open-vm-tools configured via --without-x didn't
      compile (not tracked on Sourceforge)
    * one can now pass --without-kernel-modules, --with-kernel-release, and
    - -with-linuxdir to the ./configure script
    * other bug fixes.
  - branched open-vm-tools-gui subpackage with tools that need X
* Thu Jun 12 2008
  - open-vm-tools now requires vmware-kmp [bnc#397972]
  - exclude AMD PCnet32 LANCE from Supplements list [bnc#397554]
* Mon Jun 09 2008
  - Updated to version 2008.06.03
    adopted spec file to new build structure layout (the binaries
    are now named correctly just after build and do not need to
    be renamed anymore)
  - Replaced -werror patch with -fix-Werror-patch (submitted to
    VMware for inclusion)
* Mon Jun 02 2008
  - updated vmware init-script [bnc#394431]:
    * check whether /tmp/VMwareDnD exists and create it if necessary
    * use modules vmblock, vmmemctl, vmsync for better performance
    * mount the virtual system for Drag'n'Drop
* Wed May 28 2008
  - Excluded the building of KMPs for XEN, probably nobody installs
    a vmware host in xen.
* Thu May 22 2008
  - added Recommends: open-vm-tools to KMP preamble [bnc#391434]
  - added -y to %fillup_and_insserv macro, so the service starts
    automatically [bnc#391434]
* Tue May 20 2008
  - replaced %build section with the one from openSUSE internal
    stable build, for building properly against all buildtargets
* Tue May 20 2008
  - Added preamble for %suse_kernel_module_package in order to have
    a Recommends: open-vm-tools on the kmp.
    The KMP is installed by Supplements: the hardware ID, and the KMP
    then pulls in the open-vm-tools package by Recommends (if available)
* Wed May 07 2008
  - Updated to 2008.05.15:
    * Removed "blessed app" code for starting vmware-user
    * lib/file/filePosix.c: Use new Posix_RealPath implementation.
    * Cleanup UTF-8 handling.
* Wed May 07 2008
  - Added patch open-vm-tools-2008.05.02-str.c that should solve
    compilation with FORTIFY_SOURCE enabled
* Tue May 06 2008
  - updated to 2008.05.02:
    * continued Unicode support
    * open-vm-tools now depends on libicu for codeset conversions
    * a few more bug fixes
* Mon Apr 28 2008
  - tweak build section long enough to really build modules
    matching to kernel flavour (and not just build all for -default)
* Wed Apr 23 2008
  - added vmware-KMP package and description tags to specfile
  - added preable file for kmp packages
* Wed Apr 23 2008
  - fixed %verifyscript
* Tue Apr 22 2008
  - updated to 2008.04.14
    * continued Unicode support
    * more bug fixes, including a security fix in guestd
  - added permissions scripts to %post section
* Tue Mar 25 2008
  - updated to 2008.03.19
* Thu Mar 20 2008
  - add Supplements to automatically install in VMware
* Tue Mar 18 2008
  - first autobuild checkin
  - turn off -Werror (werror.patch)
  - reworked spec file
* Fri Mar 14 2008
  - updated to 2008.03.11
    (developer snapshot to support all modules on 2.6.25 kernels)
* Tue Mar 11 2008
  - updated to 2008.03.10
    (developer snapshot to support kernel version 2.6.25-rc1)
* Sun Mar 09 2008
  - refactored open-vm-tools-kver.patch to detect the kernel source
* Sat Mar 08 2008
  - create link from /sbin/rcvmware to /etc/init.d/vmware-guest
  - autostart the service after installation
* Sat Mar 08 2008
  - initial build of open-vm-tools
  - builds kmps and open-vm-tools



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