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Re: F10, VMware Server 2.0, and selinux



On Tue, 2008-12-16 at 08:32 +0800, Ed Greshko wrote:
> Gilboa Davara wrote:
> 
> Sorry to snip so much....but one thing struck me....
> 
> You said:
> 
> > Last and not least, the OP (at least the message I saw) was talking
> > about VMWare Server 2.x which had a known issue with PAM [1] and
> > SELinux (...) that didn't really seem to get VMWare's attention.
> > When I tried getting support (mind you, at the time we were thinking
> > about spending a lot of money on ESX - for me the VMWare Server 2.x
> > deployment was just testing purpose) - I got the ever-annoying-company
> > line - we only support RHEL and SLES....
> >   
> I wonder how you could find their response annoying..
> 
> They state very clearly in their documentation what 32-bit and 64-bit
> host Linux OS they support.  They also state very clearly what 32-bit
> and 64-bit host Windows OS they support.  They also state the
> requirements for guest OS as well as what levels of the various browsers
> are supported.
> 
> So I don't understand.  Are you saying that VMware has no right to
> impose some boundaries on what they will and will not support?   Are
> they bound by some contract to provide answers/solutions to a free
> product for every flavor of Linux used as host OS?   Or, are you saying
> that their only obligation is to support every version of Fedora for
> free?  And if so, what make Fedora so special to get support?

Right? They have a right to do what-ever they want. I never argued
otherwise.
Question is - should Fedora go along with their decision, and support
their semi-broken RPMs, half-working SELinux support, missing upstream
kernel support and their decision to keep certain features Windows-only.
FWIW my vote is a (big) no - Fedora's resources will be better spent on
qemu-kvm and virt-*.

- Gilboa



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