open-vm-tools 11.1.5 has been released

Bug #1892266 reported by John Wolfe on 2020-08-19
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
open-vm-tools (Debian)
open-vm-tools (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


 * In the past a lack of updated open-vm-tools versions was found fatal
   and therefore we agreed to regularly backport those to the latest LTS.
   This is backporting the recent version 11.5 to Focal.

[Test Case]

 * Test open-vm-tools done by VMWare QA Team as agreed for these

[Regression Potential]

 * This has the usual regression potential of a new version upgrade and
   therefore is higher than a usual SRU. But as agreed int he past to
   support new (virtual) hardware open-vm-tools shall regularly be
   backported. I suggest keeping it somewhat longer in proposed than usual
   just to be on the safe side.

[Other Info]

 * This is a practice for or quite a while (almost two years now), see:

The request back then came from the community and the decision back then was between VMWare and Ubuntu. VMWare QA Team since then does the qualification of these uploads as we (I) don't have a matrix of Host versions for that around.

Also see

Under the accepted special SRU cases [1] this qualifies for #2 and #3 of [2].



This is to announce that open-vm-tools 11.1.5 has been GA released.


In addition to containing the SDMP plugin fixes made available in the "stable-11.1.0-SDMP-fixes" branch, the release also addresses several issues reported by the Coverity tool and issues reported to

Related branches

tags: added: upgrade-software-version

Fixed in 2:11.1.5-1 that should start auto-syncing tonight

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

@John - usually Oliver has filed those bugs, have you "taken over from" or assist him?

John Wolfe (johnwvmw) wrote :

@Christian - Yes, Oliver is transitioning to another team within VMware and I will be taking over from him. I look forward to working with you.

Completed and migrated to 20.10 -release pocket

Changed in open-vm-tools (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released

I'll - as usually - also do a backport to the latest LTS, but do so after the 20.10 feature freeze is over and also 11.1.5 had a while to trigger bugs in groovy (if any) before we throw it to focal.

Changed in open-vm-tools (Ubuntu Focal):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
description: updated
Changed in open-vm-tools (Ubuntu Focal):
status: Triaged → In Progress

I beg (all) your pardon, the first upload had a bad bug reference and triggerd the last backport.
I have reset the state there to be correct again (

I have uploaded a new 2:11.1.5-1~ubuntu20.04.2 to Focal with a correct bug reference (otherwise identical) to replace what we have in focal-proposed.

Hello John, or anyone else affected,

Accepted open-vm-tools into focal-proposed. The package will build now and be available at in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See for documentation on how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, what testing has been performed on the package and change the tag from verification-needed-focal to verification-done-focal. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed-focal. In either case, without details of your testing we will not be able to proceed.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at . Thank you in advance for helping!

N.B. The updated package will be released to -updates after the bug(s) fixed by this package have been verified and the package has been in -proposed for a minimum of 7 days.

Changed in open-vm-tools (Ubuntu Focal):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed verification-needed-focal

@Yuhua / John - would - as usual - take care of the verification of this v11.1.5 build for Ubuntu 20.04 please?

vmware-gos-Yuhua (yhzou) wrote :

 It works well when do sanity check for open-vm-tools 11.1.5 from repository focal-proposed

   Check in
    1)Ubuntu 20.04.1 Desktop
    2)Ubuntu 20.04.1 Live Server

   Check items:
    1) install / uninstall open-vm-tools
    2) check tools service and VGAuth services when install open-vm-tools
    3) check tools service and VGAuth services after install and reboot guestOS
    4) check ip address, OS full name, sync hosttime after install open-vm-tools
    5) uninstall open-vm-tools 11.1.5
    6) install/uninstall package open-vm-tools-desktop in Ubuntu 20.04.1 Desktop

tags: added: verification-done verification-done-focal
removed: verification-needed verification-needed-focal
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package open-vm-tools - 2:11.1.5-1~ubuntu20.04.2

open-vm-tools (2:11.1.5-1~ubuntu20.04.2) focal; urgency=medium

  * Update to latest release v11.1.5 (LP: #1892266)
    - Revert "Add net-tools as dependency again." as we don't want to
      modify the focal seed/ISO content without a real issue behind it.

open-vm-tools (2:11.1.5-1ubuntu1) groovy; urgency=medium

  * d/p/fix-FTBFS-glibc2.32.patch: fix tirpc flags to propagate correctly
    fixing an FTFBS with glibc >=2.32
  * d/rules: avoid FTBFS by ignoring nonnull errors for now

open-vm-tools (2:11.1.5-1) unstable; urgency=medium

  * [5515c98] Don't recommend xserver-xorg-input-vmmouse.
    Thanks to Raphaël Hertzog (Closes: #966465)
  * [8a31efc] Update upstream source from tag 'upstream/11.1.5'
    Update to upstream version '11.1.5'
    with Debian dir 62c70f15b660e7719555a78e6658ced5ca05ca35
    Closes: #968688
  * [09714a7] Removing patches that were applied upstream

open-vm-tools (2:11.1.0-3) unstable; urgency=medium

  * [03d18b3] Fix gcc-10 related issues. (Closes: #957631)

 -- Christian Ehrhardt <email address hidden> Mon, 22 Jun 2020 08:40:58 +0200

Changed in open-vm-tools (Ubuntu Focal):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

The verification of the Stable Release Update for open-vm-tools has completed successfully and the package is now being released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regressions.

To post a comment you must log in.
This report contains Public information  Edit
Everyone can see this information.

Other bug subscribers

Remote bug watches

Bug watches keep track of this bug in other bug trackers.