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Offline biggsy

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FreeBSD 11.x and "official" VMware tools
« on: October 11, 2017, 12:21:57 am »
I was just reading this and noticed the following:

VMware support for VMware Tools for FreeBSD will be frozen at version 10.1.x. VMware recommends using open-vm-tools, redistributed by operating system vendors. The support is ceased with the availability of open-vm-tools from FreeBSD for releases 10.x, 11.x and for the FreeBSD development branch 12.0 currently.

    VMware Tools 10.1.x is available and can be installed on supported FreeBSD 10.x OS releases.
    VMware Tools 10.1.5 is the last supported version of VMware Tools for FreeBSD that can be installed on FreeBSD 11.x.

As the pfSense install process seems to know that it's being installed in a VM, would it be reasonable to automatically install the appropriate/latest open-VM-tools package at the same time? 

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Re: FreeBSD 11.x and "official" VMware tools
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 08:50:19 am »
I see no need to automatically add packages.

Those who want to use it, can install it from GUI

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Re: FreeBSD 11.x and "official" VMware tools
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 09:20:12 am »
I see no need to automatically add packages.

Those who want to use it, can install it from GUI

I agree. If someone needs/wants it, it only takes a few clicks to install. Someone may not have connectivity to the Internet when they spin up a VM so automatically fetching a package could fail.
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