Package Details: vmware-ovftool

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Package Base: vmware-ovftool
Description: VMware Open Virtualization Format tool
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Licenses: custom:vmware
Submitter: muflone
Maintainer: muflone
Last Packager: muflone
Votes: 4
Popularity: 0.000904
First Submitted: 2020-12-20 13:17 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2023-07-15 19:40 (UTC)

Latest Comments

mammo0 commented on 2023-07-17 08:02 (UTC)


I've modified the PKGBUILD to download ovftool directly from the VMWare servers. So, the user has not to download the *.bundle file manually before.

The modified PKGBUILD:

# Maintainer: Muflone

pkgdesc="VMware Open Virtualization Format tool"
makedepends=('xorg-server-xvfb' 'procps-ng')
depends=('c-ares' 'expat' 'zlib' 'libxcrypt-compat')

package() {
  cd "${srcdir}/ovftool"
  # Install binaries files
  install -m 755 -d "${pkgdir}/usr/lib/${pkgname}"
  install -m 755 -t "${pkgdir}/usr/lib/${pkgname}" \
    ovftool ovftool.bin \ \ \ \
  # Install data files
  install -m 644 -t "${pkgdir}/usr/lib/${pkgname}" icudt44l.dat
  for _subdir in "certs" "env" "env/en" "schemas/DMTF" "schemas/vmware"
    install -m 755 -d "${pkgdir}/usr/lib/${pkgname}/${_subdir}"
    install -m 644 -t "${pkgdir}/usr/lib/${pkgname}/${_subdir}" "${_subdir}"/*.*
  # Install main script symlink
  install -m 755 -d "${pkgdir}/usr/bin"
  ln -s "/usr/lib/${pkgname}/ovftool" "${pkgdir}/usr/bin/ovftool"
  # Install license files
  install -m 755 -d "${pkgdir}/usr/share/licenses/${pkgname}"
  install -m 644 -t "${pkgdir}/usr/share/licenses/${pkgname}" \
    "vmware.eula" "vmware-eula.rtf" "open_source_licenses.txt"
  # Install documentation files
  install -m 755 -d "${pkgdir}/usr/share/doc/${pkgname}"
  install -m 644 -t "${pkgdir}/usr/share/doc/${pkgname}" "README.txt"

@muflone maybe you can add the changes to the package. Thank you :)

muflone commented on 2022-11-27 21:29 (UTC)

@btall my comments were pending for approval as I didn't started a PR review

btall commented on 2022-11-16 23:22 (UTC)

Hello @muflone, Sorry, but I don't see any comments on the PR.

muflone commented on 2022-10-20 22:06 (UTC)

@btall thank you for your contribution

I left you a comment in the proposed PR, could you please fix it before the merge?

btall commented on 2022-10-18 09:45 (UTC)

Hello everyone,

While waiting for the update of this package to version 4.4.3 on AUR, you can find here the pull request containing the latest PKGBUILD.

Enjoy :)

btall commented on 2022-10-07 21:39 (UTC)

Hello muflone,

Would you have a date to share with us regarding the update of this package to version 4.4.3? We look forward to hearing from you.

<deleted-account> commented on 2022-07-03 10:24 (UTC)

/usr/lib/vmware-ovftool/ovftool.bin: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

You probably should add libxcrypt-compat as dependency.

benibr commented on 2022-03-15 15:03 (UTC)

Also the new version 4.4.3 is available under:

benibr commented on 2022-03-15 15:03 (UTC)

The bundle file has to be copied to ~/.cache/yay/vmware-ovftool/

muflone commented on 2020-12-20 13:21 (UTC) (edited on 2022-11-27 18:53 (UTC) by muflone)

VMware-ovftool must be provided by the user by putting it into the build directory You can get the file by yourself here: