open-vm-tools-desktop - Open VMware Tools for virtual machines hosted on VMware (GUI)

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name open-vm-tools-desktop
Package version 10.1.10
Package release 3
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 664 B
Download size 161.88 KB
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The Open Virtual Machine Tools (open-vm-tools) project is an open source
implementation of VMware Tools. It is a suite of virtualization utilities and
drivers to improve the functionality, user experience and administration of
VMware virtual machines.
This package contains the user-space programs and libraries that are essential
for improved user experience of VMware virtual machines.


Package Version Architecture Repository
open-vm-tools-desktop_10.2.0-3~ubuntu0.17.10.1_i386.deb 10.2.0 i386 Ubuntu Updates Universe
open-vm-tools-desktop_10.2.0-3~ubuntu0.17.10.1_amd64.deb 10.2.0 amd64 Ubuntu Updates Universe
open-vm-tools-desktop_10.1.10-3_amd64.deb 10.1.10 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
open-vm-tools-desktop - - -


Name Value
fuse -
init-system-helpers >= 1.18~
libatkmm-1.6-1v5 >= 2.24.0
libc6 >= 2.7
libcairomm-1.0-1v5 >= 1.12.0
libdrm2 >= 2.4.3
libgcc1 >= 1:3.0
libglib2.0-0 >= 2.16.0
libglibmm-2.4-1v5 >= 2.54.0
libgtk2.0-0 >= 2.24.31
libgtkmm-2.4-1v5 >= 1:2.24.0
libice6 >= 1:1.0.0
libsigc++-2.0-0v5 >= 2.8.0
libsm6 -
libstdc++6 >= 5.2
libudev1 >= 183
libx11-6 >= 2:
libxext6 -
libxi6 -
libxinerama1 -
libxrandr2 >= 2:1.2.0
libxtst6 -
open-vm-tools = 2:10.1.10-3


Name Value
open-vm-tools << 2:10.0.0~


Type URL
Binary Package open-vm-tools-desktop_10.1.10-3_i386.deb
Source Package open-vm-tools

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install open-vm-tools-desktop deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools-desktop




2017-09-21 - Bernd Zeimetz <>
open-vm-tools (2:10.1.10-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* [00bc9bb] Build with CXXFLAGS=-std=c++14.
Thanks to Rene Engelhard and Oliver Kurth (Closes: #876121)
* [6b61376] Re-add .travis.yml.
Seems it went missing with the last merge.
* [bf07ae8] Work around dh_systemd escaping bugs again.
Seems the unit escaping changed with a new dh version.
Work around the known and reported fails again.
Thanks to Christian Ehrhardt (Closes: #875657)
2017-08-29 - Bernd Zeimetz <>
open-vm-tools (2:10.1.10-2) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Shota Aratono ]
* [5ab87bd] Fix scsi timeout setting error on debian stretch
* [c0847eb] Fix attempting change setting to unintentional target
[ Raphaƫl Hertzog ]
* [dc2e27f] Add patch to support resolution switching with KMS.
This is needed for proper support of Wayland sessions. (Closes: #872779)
2017-08-12 - Bernd Zeimetz <>
open-vm-tools (2:10.1.10-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Drop the extra part of the version string.
Easier to handle in the short variant.
* [6be6a49] Updating watch file.
Use tags from github.
* [8c25235] Updated version 10.1.10 from 'upstream/10.1.10'
with Debian dir 3dddea7985f21457b294b5f554d5ecdf32aabfff
* [195cead] Refreshing patches.
Removing cve-2015-5191.patch as it is part of the upstream release.
* [e6b3fd5] Build using libssl-dev and libxmlsec1-dev. (Closes: #859416)
2017-07-25 - Bernd Zeimetz <>
open-vm-tools (2:10.1.5-5055683-5) unstable; urgency=high
* [dec8df6] Upstream fix for CVE-2015-5191 (Closes: #869633)
* [718133e] Enable PrivateTmp for the open-vm-tools.service.
2017-04-30 - Bernd Zeimetz <>
open-vm-tools (2:10.1.5-5055683-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* [27689b3] Load the fuse module before mounting /run/vmblock-fuse.
Thanks to Norbert Lange (Closes: #860875, #860861)
* [008bdde] Don't recommend -dkms for -desktop.
The dkms package is clearly not necessary anymore here.
Thanks to Oliver Kurth (Closes: #860857)
* [ffc37f2] Let -desktop depend on fuse.
Mounting fuse filesystems requires mount.fuse - and doing so
is required for a working desktop running under VMware.
* [cf1f9b3] Ensure /run/vmblock-fuse is mounted properly.
- open-vm-tools-desktop.postinst: Add the fuse module if it was
not loaded into the kernel before
- Handle the mount unit with dh_systemd_*
- Ensure /run/vmblock-fuse is mounted before open-vm-tools.service
is started.
* [1f479db] Do not restart run-vmblock\x2dfuse.mount on upgrades.
Restarting won't work if people are using the mountpoint,
also it would require to restart vmtoolsd.
* Unfortunately mounting the fuse filesystem properly depends
on a fix in deb-systemd-invoke, see #861204.
2017-04-09 - Bernd Zeimetz <>
open-vm-tools (2:10.1.5-5055683-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* [0aa95b6] Start open-vm-tools before cloud-init-local.service.
Required for a working guest customization as reported by VMware.
Also add cloud-init to 'Suggests'.
Thanks to Sankar Tanguturi (Closes: #859677)
2017-03-23 - Bernd Zeimetz <>
open-vm-tools (2:10.1.5-5055683-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* [651cdfe] Depend on iproute2.
Necessary for /etc/vmware-tools/scripts/vmware/network.
* [ed95c1d] Depend on libssl1.0-dev | libssl-dev.
Thanks to Tiago Daitx (Closes: #856569)
Makes building the package in Ubuntu easier.
* [2750700] Add o-v-t as dependency of o-v-t-dev.
Thanks to Andreas Beckmann (Closes: #858494)

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