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0005553Kali Linux[All Projects] Feature Requestspublic2019-06-23 14:19
ReporterrhertzogAssigned Torhertzog 
PriorityhighSeverityminorReproducibilityN/A
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
Product Version2019.2 
Target Version2019.3Fixed in Version2019.3 
Summary0005553: Ensure virtualization related packages are automatically installed
DescriptionMany 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 InformationIt'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:
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=782287

And a merge request is ready as well:
https://salsa.debian.org/installer-team/hw-detect/merge_requests/2

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)

Activities

rhertzog

2019-06-23 14:08

administrator   ~0010727

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.

https://salsa.debian.org/installer-team/debian-installer-utils/commit/26f9c5f033ceedfd8d6099cdf2d49c1b6776e0e4
https://salsa.debian.org/installer-team/hw-detect/compare/903110786dd74a1823ba5d7e38a21da114c2ced3...ae745b3a00ce50576b8008199ba7340a27dee485

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.

rhertzog

2019-06-23 14:19

administrator   ~0010728

debian-installer 20190514+kali1+b1 is building right now with the fixed packages.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
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