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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:25 pm    Post subject: virtualization choices Reply with quote

Since vmware is turning linux hostile, and virtualbox doesn't work or play well with secured/hardened systems, what other choices do folk like for running virtual boxes on their gentoo?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KVM, XEN... ?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:50 pm    Post subject: Re: virtualization choices Reply with quote

afabco wrote:
Since vmware is turning linux hostile, ...

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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wjb Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:50 pm Post subject: Re: virtualization choices

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afabco wrote:
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Since vmware is turning linux hostile, ...

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Sorry, I probably should have said 'unsupported distro' hostile, to be more precise. To my way of thinking it means the same thing.

Do a search on "vmware bundle linux"

This comment from https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-711060.html
is a good summary:

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skutnar wrote:
6.5 was put into the VMware overlay sometime on 10/15


Sorry, but that one is old and does not exist anymore...it's an old beta that has been removed from the mirrors and the vmware site itself. VMware does not support tarballs with WS 6.5. The current release is now in 'bundle' format, which was appearently designed to prevent vmware installation in any way, except by using the vmware graphical installer...where it will just dump binaries wherever vmware sees fit....it is a package that requires extensive reverse engineering to install via portage. Mike Auty (and several others) deserve a lot of credit an our grateful thanks for amazing work the have been doing to get this version in the vmware overlay. But it is a grueling task. So no, the only way to install vmware-workstation 6.5 at this point in time, is via the native vmware installer..but progress is being made on a portage compatible version...just hold your breath and let those who are trying their best, work on it undisturbed:

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its not going to make any distro very happy is it.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which is one of several reasons I demanded, and recieved, a refund on my purchase price.
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