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Bug 413793

Summary: app-emulation/vmware-workstation (any version) should tell users to be in vmware group
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Phill <clockhater>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Gentoo VMWare Bug Squashers [disabled] <vmware+disabled>
Status: RESOLVED FIXED    
Severity: enhancement CC: clockhater
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: AMD64   
OS: Linux   
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Runtime testing required: ---

Description Phill 2012-04-27 20:34:43 UTC
I emerged app-emulation/vmware-workstation-8.0.2.591240 (after unmasking required parts) and it installed and ran, however when it ran it froze the whole system, being in the vmware group seems to have solved this.

I think that the installation summary should mention users wishing to use the program should be in the vmware group, like in this example from media-libs/jpeg-8c-r1:

>>> Messages generated by process 11243 on 2012-01-30 11:57:42 GMT for package media-libs/jpeg-8c-r1:

WARN: postinst
If you are switching from media-libs/libjpeg-turbo you might need to
rebuild reverse dependencies:

# emerge gentoolkit
# revdep-rebuild --library libjpeg.so.8

NOTE: The --library argument is important here.


Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Andreas K. Hüttel gentoo-dev 2015-09-12 18:17:42 UTC
Done in the overlay, will move to the main tree soon.