On Wed, 13 Jun 2018 00:29:33 +0200 Bernd Zeimetz <email@example.com
> Hi again,
> things have changed - thanks VMware - and I'd be happy to support
> whatever is needed to make d-i install open-vm-tools when being run in a
> VMware environment.
I'd think so as well, things got better since then.
> Regarding the suggested extra binary I'm wondering if dmidecode wouldn't
> be appropriate to handle the detection of a virtualized environment as
> dmidecode is shipping an udeb anyway.
I opened PR  for your consideration which would be a rewrite with the suggested changes.
Looking much simpler now, but I can't test that so I'd ask people with VMWare to give that a sanity check.
maybe you can give that a shot if it would suit your needs?