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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0005553||Kali Linux||Feature Requests||public||2019-06-18 12:31||2020-12-01 10:48|
|Summary||0005553: Ensure virtualization related packages are automatically installed|
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.
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:
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|
|2020-12-01 10:48||g0tmi1k||Priority||high => normal|