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Bug#780798: wheezy-pu: package open-vm-tools/2:8.8.0+2012.05.21-724730-1+nmu2+deb7u1

On 05/05/2015 02:19 PM, Adam D. Barratt wrote:
> On 2015-05-04 21:20, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
>> as several people are rather unhappy abotu open-vm-tools-dkms being broken in
>> wheezy - and they don't seem to be able to pick it form proposed-updates - would
>> it be okwy to update it via wheezy-updates before the next point
>> release happens?
> Is there some technical issue with them pulling the package from o-p-u, or do
> they just not want to?

actually just more a question of people not willing or not knowing how to get
packages from o-p-u.... (and/or failing to read the bugreport which includes a
link to the instructions...).
Depending on the way people are using the vmware modules, they can't update
their kernel without breaking things.
On the other hand, upgrading to jessie should work just fine, too.

I'm not keen on the extra work to get it updates via w-u, but depending on when
the next point release might happen it might make sense to do it to make our
users happy.

 Bernd Zeimetz                            Debian GNU/Linux Developer
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