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Bug 637030 - [vmware] app-emulation/vmware-vix- : EOL : please hard-mask
Summary: [vmware] app-emulation/vmware-vix- : EOL : please hard-mask
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo VMWare Bug Squashers [disabled]
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-11-10 07:37 UTC by Manfred Knick
Modified: 2019-02-15 19:25 UTC (History)
0 users

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Description Manfred Knick 2017-11-10 07:37:59 UTC
Please ASSIGN to:  Gentoo VMWare Bug Squashers . Thanks.

   VIX 1.14 was the release for VMware Fusion 7 and Workstation 11  - both EOL.

   VIX 1.15 is the release for VMware Fusion 8 and Workstation 12
                              ( EOL already announced for 2018 / 02 / 25 ) .

[ ]

Dilfridge has already completely removed all other VMware Products
from Main Portage Tree - this should follow.

Hard-mask, but keep in [VMWARE Overlay]
in case somebody volunteers for adaption to a current version.

P.S.: Strange:

      equery list -p  -F '[$location] [$mask] $cpv:$slot [$repo]' 'vmware-vix'

does not find it, although


looks proper.
Comment 1 Manfred Knick 2017-11-10 08:36:56 UTC
Seems not to be needed any more:

# USE=vix emerge -pv vmware-workstation

[ebuild  NS    ] media-libs/libpng-1.2.57:1.2::gentoo [1.6.32:0/16::gentoo] 
                                                        ABI_X86="(64) -32 (-x32)"

[ebuild  N    ~] dev-util/patchelf-0.9::gentoo  157 KiB

[ebuild  NS   ~] dev-libs/libgcrypt-1.5.6-r101:11::gentoo [1.8.1:0/20::gentoo] 
                                                        ABI_X86="(64) -32 (-x32)"

[ebuild  N    ~] app-emulation/vmware-workstation-  
                USE="vix -bundled-libs -cups -doc -ovftool -server -vmware-tools"

[ebuild  N    ~] app-emulation/vmware-modules-308.5.7::vmware 
                                                   USE="-pax_kernel -vmci -vsock"

:: no reference to app-emulation/vmware-vix at all.
Comment 2 Manfred Knick 2017-11-25 15:10:57 UTC
Andreas has removed this last package from Main Portage Tree.
Comment 3 Manfred Knick 2019-02-15 19:25:47 UTC
Very unfortunately,

. . . [vmware-overlay]

had to be been closed down
and was removed from overlays/repositories.xml:

. . . Bug 627666 - vmware: no reply to project status mail

. . . [ ]

Currently up-to-date and perfectly working versions of vmware-workstation:
  - Bug 663670     and
  - Bug 671218

HINT concerning vmware-player:
  - just install above;
  - vmware-player will be included :-)