Hi all,

        This open-vm-tools isn't in 7.0 ports. Anyone know why? 

On Wed, 3 Sep 2008, John Nielsen wrote:

|On Wednesday 03 September 2008, B. Cook wrote:
|> I am setting up FreeBSD 7.0 and he is asking about the vmware-tools.
|> Ports has some things, but I am not sure what I need, and neither is he.
|> Can anyone tell me what it needs?
|I usually create VM's with the Intel gigabit vNIC's which can use 
|FreeBSD's "em" driver. Since Xorg includes the vmmouse and vmware video 
|drivers already, the main things you should be looking for are the 
|memory "balloon" driver and the guestd service. In the past I have gotten 
|these to work by using the supplied tools (on the CD image that 
|is "inserted" when you select "Install VMware tools" from the host). 
|However it is much easier nowadays to use the free version in 
|ports/emulators/open-vm-tools (or open-vm-tools-nox11).
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- Marcelo

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