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Version: 314177 (ubuntu - 07/07/09)

Section: 1 (Commandes utilisateur)


make-vmpkg - build VMware packages from VMware tarballs


make-vmpkg [OPTION]... [FILE]...


make-vmpkg builds a set of non-redistributable Debian binary packages (.debs) from packaging data delivered with vmware-package and a VMware product tarball that you must obtain.

make-vmpkg will check that the tarball has the same md5sum and version number as one that was tested to work with vmware-package. These checks can be overridden.

For a complete example of usage, please see the file /usr/share/doc/vmware-package/README.Debian.

The following products are currently supported:

VMware Workstation 6.0. Includes kernel modules.
VMware Player 2.0. Includes kernel modules.
VMware Server 1.0. Includes kernel modules.
VMware Server Console 1.0. This is a GTK application for managing VMware Server.
VMware Server Management Interface 1.0. This is a web-based management interface for VMware Server.
VMware kernel modules for Linux taken from Petr Vandrovec's vmware-any-any update. These modules are suitable for some versions of VMware Player, VMware Workstation, and VMware Server.
Command line options:
-b, --builddir=DIR
package build directory
-d, --nodelete
refrain from deleting the source package directory
-D, --distribution=NAME
set the distribution name (default UNRELEASED)
-k, --kernel
build kernel modules (requires root privileges)
-l, --localver=VER
local version (appended to the upstream version)
-m, --maintainer=MAINT
local maintainer name and email address in RFC 822 format if $DEBFULLNAME and $DEBEMAIL are not set
-n, --dryrun
perform a dry run, do not begin the package build (implies -d)
-r, --rootcmd=CMD
command to gain root privileges during package build
-s, --skipchecks
skip version and md5sum checks
-p, --product=PRODUCT
attempt to build a specific product
-u, --upstreamver=VER
force the upstream version

FILE should be the path to a tarball containing one of the supported VMware products and is the only required argument.


Written by Marc Haber and Robert Edmonds.


Report bugs in make-vmpkg and the VMware packaging to the vmware-package package in the Debian BTS. Report bugs in VMware products to VMware, Inc.

Bugs in VMware products that can be reproduced in both make-vmpkg generated packages and the official VMware tarballs should be reported to VMware, Inc. Bugs that can only be reproduced in make-vmpkg generated packages should be reported to the Debian BTS with wishlist severity.

Copyright © 2007 Marc Haber, Robert Edmonds
This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License <>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
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