JP Vossen on 15 Jul 2008 14:55:18 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] VMware in Ubuntu repos?

 > Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 19:51:16 -0400
 > From: "Brian Stempin" <>
 > VMWare Server (amongst other things, such as DB2, etc) are available
 > via Canonical's partner repository. See

That says "Canonical Partner Repository" == "comerical repo renamed" 
[sic] for Gutsy; I'm talking about Hardy.  "vmware-server" *was* there 
on Feisty and Gutsy, see 
But as I said in my original post 'there are no "*-commercial" repos 
since Feisty [as just noted in Gutsy they were renamed], and I can't 
find it in any [hardy] repo I've found.'

 > From: Art Alexion <>
 > Subject: Re: [PLUG] VMware in Ubuntu repos?
 > in addition to
 >   deb hardy partner
 > there are
 >   deb hardy commercial

Really?  Because I can't find commercial or vmware and that's where I 
was looking.

Check out
[DIR] hardy-backports/        19-Nov-2007 18:37    -
[DIR] hardy-proposed/         19-Nov-2007 18:37    -
[DIR] hardy-security/         19-Nov-2007 18:37    -
[DIR] hardy-updates/          19-Nov-2007 18:37    -
[DIR] hardy/                  18-Oct-2007 18:46    -
[DIR] feisty-backports/       19-Nov-2007 18:37    -
[DIR] feisty-commercial/      15-Jul-2008 22:00    -   <<<
[DIR] feisty-proposed/        19-Nov-2007 18:37    -
[DIR] feisty-security/        19-Nov-2007 18:37    -
[DIR] feisty-updates/         19-Nov-2007 18:37    -
[DIR] feisty/                 06-Nov-2007 19:31    -

Hardy Partner 
has only opera and, parallels* (This product is free to try for 15 days).

But for the heck of it I fixed the typo above and added them to a test 
machine.  I got:
	deb hardy partner
	deb hardy commercial

   Hit hardy Release.gpg
   Ign hardy/partner Translation-en_US
   Ign hardy/commercial Translation-en_US
   Hit hardy Release
   Get:1 hardy/partner Packages [2027B]
   # apt-cache search vmware
   mdetect - mouse device autodetection tool
   xserver-xorg-input-vmmouse - X.Org X server -- VMMouse input driver to
     use with VMWare
   xserver-xorg-video-vmware - X.Org X server -- VMware display driver
   libview-dev - VMware's Incredibly Exciting Widgets
   libview2 - VMware's Incredibly Exciting Widgets
   libview2-dbg - VMware's Incredibly Exciting Widgets

What am I missing?

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