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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0005553||Kali Linux||[All Projects] Feature Requests||public||2019-06-18 12:31||2019-06-23 14:19|
|Target Version||2019.3||Fixed in Version||2019.3|
|Summary||0005553: Ensure virtualization related packages are automatically installed|
|Description||Many Kali users use it in VM and every time they install a new VM, they have to install the virtualization-related packages enabling some features (such as file transfer with the host, destkop resizing, etc).|
They should not have to do this, instead the installer should detect the virtualization and automatically install the appropriate packages.
|Additional Information||It's the hw-detect package which should handle this in debian-installer: https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/hw-detect|
For VMware there's a bug requesting open-vm-tools auto-install:
And a merge request is ready as well:
We want to push this work forward and build on it. I see two things to be done on top of this existing change:
- do the same for virtualbox (and possibly qemu, kvm, hyper-v, xen)
- add some way to conditionally install the -desktop variant of each virtualization packages (hw-detect is called too early to know if the user wants to install a desktop or not)
The required changes have been committed to Debian. It was a bit more involved than expected notably for virtualbox where installing the virtualbox-guest-dkms package would break the graphical installer.
I uploaded the snapshot of the corresponding udeb to Kali and will rebuild the Debian installer with those modified udeb so that the feature will be available in upcoming daily/weekly images.
||debian-installer 20190514+kali1+b1 is building right now with the fixed packages.|
|2019-06-18 12:31||rhertzog||New Issue|
|2019-06-18 12:31||rhertzog||Status||new => assigned|
|2019-06-18 12:31||rhertzog||Assigned To||=> rhertzog|
|2019-06-23 14:08||rhertzog||Note Added: 0010727|
|2019-06-23 14:19||rhertzog||Status||assigned => resolved|
|2019-06-23 14:19||rhertzog||Resolution||open => fixed|
|2019-06-23 14:19||rhertzog||Fixed in Version||=> 2019.3|
|2019-06-23 14:19||rhertzog||Note Added: 0010728|