A more useful example based on the comment in open-vm-
** Patch added: "bionic_gnome-themes-standard_3.22.3-3ubuntu2.debdiff"
** Description changed:
+ * The default tools.conf template shipped with the Ubuntu package is
+ useless - it gets cleared on the first run as it contains an
+ unrecognized content.
+ [Test Case]
+ * Install open-vm-tools.
+ * Check contents of /etc/vmware-tools/tools.conf.
+ * Start vmtoolsd service e.g. by systemctl start open-vm-tools.
+ * Check tools.conf contents again.
+ Expected result:
+ Config is read an left untouched.
+ Actual result:
+ Config file is cleared.
+ [Regression Potential]
+ * If any of the parameters in the template is set to a non-default value
+ the behaviour of vmtoolsd may change slightly (e.g. different log verbosity,
log target - file vs. syslog).
+ [Other Info]
+ * Original bug description:
The tools.conf template shipped with Ubuntu (debian/local/tools.conf) is
It's current contents:
bindir = "/usr/bin"
do not mean anything to open-vm-tools - it's not interpreted in any way by
Moreover, on the first launch this content is cleared by a piece of code
doing a "config upgrade".
I believe replacing it with a more meaningful content is necessary.
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