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vmware-guest-kmp-desktop-8.8.2_k3.4.6_2.10-3.3.1 RPM for x86_64

From OpenSuSE 12.2 for x86_64

Name: vmware-guest-kmp-desktop Distribution: openSUSE 12.2
Version: 8.8.2_k3.4.6_2.10 Vendor: openSUSE
Release: 3.3.1 Build date: Wed Aug 15 13:36:03 2012
Group: System/Emulators/PC Build host: build22
Size: 352344 Source RPM: open-vm-tools-8.8.2-3.3.1.src.rpm
Summary: Open Virtual Machine Tools
Open Virtual Machine Tools (open-vm-tools) are the open source
implementation of VMware Tools. They are a set of guest operating
system virtualization components that enhance performance and user
experience of virtual machines. As virtualization technology rapidly
becomes mainstream, each virtualization solution provider implements
their own set of tools and utilities to supplement the guest virtual
machine. However, most of the implementations are proprietary and are
tied to a specific virtualization platform.

With the Open Virtual Machine Tools project, we are hoping to solve
this and other related problems. The tools are currently composed of
kernel modules for Linux and user-space programs for all VMware
supported Unix-like guest operating systems. They provide several
useful functions like:

* File transfer between a host and guest

* Improved memory management and network performance under

* General mechanisms and protocols for communication between host and
guests and from guest to guest




BSD-3-Clause ; GPL-2.0 ; LGPL-2.1


* 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).



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