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Re: Debian Vagrant Base Boxes

Le 06/01/2016 04:11, Ryan Bantz a écrit :
> Hi Emmanuel,
> I noticed that you don't have any base boxes for the VMWare provider. I
> utilize Vmware fusion and would like to have one. If I put one together can
> we publish it?
> I haven't built a box yet but it looks fairly easy with packer. Any special
> requirements you guys have?
> -Ryan
> @ryanbantz
Hi Ryan
Thanks for the positive feedback !

Creating a VMware base box would probably require VMWare Fusion in
the build chain, and VMWare products have quite restrictive licences,
even not suitable for debian-nonfree.

Since we don't have an opensource, or at least a free-to-distribute
build system for VMWare base boxes, we are not doing it.

Note that in theory it should be also possible to create a VmWare image
by exporting a Virtualbox image, since the VMware guest drivers are
opensource and packaged in Debian (open-vmtools), but how to test the
final image without having Vmware itself ?

However you're free to create your own boxes in atlas, and we can refer
to them in the documentation.
I advise you to join the debian-cloud mailing list to follow the boxes
related discussions.


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