add sdmp plugin as a separate package

Bug #1877678 reported by Oliver Kurth on 2020-05-08
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
open-vm-tools (Debian)
open-vm-tools (Ubuntu)
Christian Ehrhardt 

Bug Description

Version 11.1.0 adds the sdmp plugin, see

This should be in an optional separate package. Attached is a patch for the Debian scripts that would create this package. This has been used in our internal testing. Note that there is an additional runtime dependency on net-tools for netstat.

Also at Debian:


Changed in open-vm-tools (Debian):
status: Unknown → New

Thank you for taking the time to file a bug report.

The version 11.1.0 is still not available either in Ubuntu nor in Debian. Since the Debian maintainer is considering/reviewing your patch and currently we have no delta on top of the package coming from Debian, I'd prefer to get it accepted in Debian and then sync it to Ubuntu. Let's see how responsive the Debian maintainer will be.

Changed in open-vm-tools (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist

Hi Lucas "Let's see how responsive the Debian maintainer will be" - he is very responsive and I already pinged him on IRC if he wants me to help. Consider this bug under control for now (assigning myself).

Changed in open-vm-tools (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Christian Ehrhardt  (paelzer)
importance: Wishlist → Medium

I had to fix some missing dependencies.
As Bernd already mentioned netstat is deprecated, mid term you should consider using more modern tools. I recommend to read e.g.

Changed in open-vm-tools (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress

FYI - my MPs were accepted and currently wait in Debian NEW-queue

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