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Re: VMware packaging

Marc Haber wrote:

> On Sun, 13 Aug 2006 01:06:59 +0100, Peter Collingbourne
> <pcc03@doc.ic.ac.uk> wrote:
>>I found there were no VMware-related packages in the official
>>repository, nor any way of creating them.  Thus I propose to create
>>a tool that will build (for example for VMware Server) vmware-server
>>and vmware-modules-source packages based on an installation tarball
>>(a la java-package).
> I have been (rather half-heartedly) trying to do this in the last few
> weeks, but have not been very successful due to lack of time, and lack
> of knowledge about module-assistant and the Debian kernel packages.
> Add in vmware's rather twisted way of building the modules (made less
> evil by vmware-any-any), and I have to go a long way until I fully
> understand the implications of what I'm doing.
> Would you be willing to cooperate, or is my knowledge too low to be
> useful for you?

Ubuntu already has vmware kernel module packages, I have a slightly bugfixed
version of the debian/ directory. The package name is a bit strange, but my
2 minute attempt to modify it failed, need to look into it again. If
someone is interested, just mail me.


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