SUSE-RU-2020:0742-1: moderate: Recommended update for open-vm-tools

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   SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for open-vm-tools

Announcement ID:    SUSE-RU-2020:0742-1
Rating:             moderate
References:         #1160408 #1162119 #1162435 #1165955 
Affected Products:
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Desktop Applications 15-SP1
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15-SP1

   An update that has four recommended fixes can now be


   This update for open-vm-tools fixes the following issues:

   - Update to 11.0.5 (build 15389592) (bsc#1165955) DNS server is reported
     incorrectly in GuestInfo as '', when the OS uses
     systemd-resolved. This issue is fixed in this release. Added Application
     Discover (appInfo) plugin. The plugin collects the information about
     running applications inside the guest and publishes the information to a
     guest variable.

   - GCC-10 compiler failure (bsc#1160408) The update will solve a GNU
     compiler Collection GCC10 failure with -fno-common.

   - Rectify a log spew in vmsvc logging (bsc#1162435, bsc#1162119) When a
     LSI Logic Parallel SCSI controller sits in PCI bus 0 (SCSI controller
     0), the Linux disk device enumeration does not provide a "label" file
     with the controller name.  This results in messages like
     "GuestInfoGetDiskDevice: Missing disk device name; VMDK mapping
     unavailable for "/var/log", fsName: "/dev/sda2" repeatedly appearing in
     the vmsvc logging. The update converts what previously was a warning
     message to a debug message and thus avoids the log spew.

Patch Instructions:

   To install this SUSE Recommended Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods
   like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".

   Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Desktop Applications 15-SP1:

      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Desktop-Applications-15-SP1-2020-742=1

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15-SP1:

      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Basesystem-15-SP1-2020-742=1

Package List:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Desktop Applications 15-SP1 (x86_64):


   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15-SP1 (x86_64):



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