sysutils/open-vm-tools - The NetBSD Packages Collection

Open source VMware tools

The 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.

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

Build dependencies

pkgtools/x11-links x11/xcb-proto x11/xorgproto pkgtools/cwrappers devel/glib2-tools devel/libtool-base devel/automake devel/autoconf devel/pkgconf

Runtime dependencies

textproc/icu graphics/gdk-pixbuf2-xlib devel/glib2 sysutils/desktop-file-utils x11/gtkmm3 x11/libXtst archivers/libmspack net/libdnet security/xml-security-c textproc/icu graphics/gdk-pixbuf2-xlib devel/glib2 sysutils/desktop-file-utils x11/gtkmm3 net/libdnet security/xml-security-c

Binary packages

OSArchitectureVersion
NetBSD 8.0x86_64open-vm-tools-10.3.0nb12.tgz
NetBSD 8.0x86_64open-vm-tools-10.3.0nb13.tgz
NetBSD 9.0x86_64open-vm-tools-10.3.0nb13.tgz
NetBSD 9.0x86_64open-vm-tools-10.3.0nb13.tgz
NetBSD 9.0x86_64open-vm-tools-10.3.0nb12.tgz
NetBSD 9.0x86_64open-vm-tools-10.3.0nb13.tgz
NetBSD 9.0x86_64open-vm-tools-10.3.0nb13.tgz

Binary packages can be installed with the high-level tool pkgin (which can be installed with pkg_add) or pkg_add(1) (installed by default). The NetBSD packages collection is also designed to permit easy installation from source.

Available build options

icu
Enable icu support.
x11
Enable X11 support.

Known vulnerabilities

The pkg_admin audit command locates any installed package which has been mentioned in security advisories as having vulnerabilities.

Please note the vulnerabilities database might not be fully accurate, and not every bug is exploitable with every configuration.


Problem reports, updates or suggestions for this package should be reported with send-pr.