Open-vm-tools broken?

Sean Cavanaugh millenia2000 at
Sat Sep 6 13:45:47 UTC 2008

From: "Mark" <admin at>
Sent: Saturday, September 06, 2008 8:27 AM
To: <freebsd-questions at>
Subject: Open-vm-tools broken?

> Hmm, getting this error:
> Vmware: {root} % make
> ===>  open-vm-tools-102166_2 is marked as broken: leaves files behind on
> deinstall.
> *** Error code 1
> Stop in /usr/ports/emulators/open-vm-tools.
> Vmware: {root} %
> Cute. I still like to run the open-vm-tools, though. Anyone know which 
> other
> version/toolset I should run then?

If you remove the BROKEN line from the Makefile, it will compile just fine. 
I personally think marking a package as broken because of an issue like 
files left behind is dumb. Post a message to the user "these files were left 
behind, delete them manually" at least.


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