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[#4631] Still multiple copies of vmware application started

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2009-10-05 10:42
Submitted By:
Axel Jäger (axeljaeger)
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Still multiple copies of vmware application started

Detailed description
This was tested using vmware fusion on mac
ESbox from 9/23/09 was used.

After asking whether it shall start the new vm, a second Dock Icon of vmware fusion appears. This shall never happen.


Date: 2009-10-22 11:51
Sender: Arto Hyvarinen

Verified with Esbox_build.557 and VMware Fusion 2.0.6.
Date: 2009-10-07 02:11
Sender: Ed Swartz

Fixed in 2009/10/07 drop
Date: 2009-10-06 13:24
Sender: Ed Swartz

This is a duplicate of #4595, which wasn't released yet.

BTW, I won't point to prereleases since the build server goes
down so much.
Date: 2009-10-05 14:45
Sender: Ed Swartz

Ok, I don't know where my head was.  We haven't yet made a release
that has these VMware/vmrun fixes.  The changes are in the trunk
but the build currently available does not have them.  I'll send
you info on how to find a prerelease build.
Date: 2009-10-05 14:27
Sender: Axel Jäger

Attached you will find a screenshot of that dialog.
Date: 2009-10-05 14:21
Sender: Ed Swartz

I know where the directories are, but ESbox needs to use a preference
for this.  We're not going to hardcode something that may change
in the future.  Indeed, as far as I can tell, ESbox uses the
exact same logic you've been describing.  But that's not the
information I'm trying to get from you :)

Can you review that panel and let me know what it looks like
in your installation?  I'm trying to determine if you're actually
using the version that has the fixes for bug 4595 (and this bug).
Date: 2009-10-05 14:04
Sender: Axel Jäger

Usually the application bundle of VMware Fusion is in /Applications
while vmrun is in /Library/Application\ Support/VMware\ Fusion/.

So both directories have no relationship. The only thing you
can guess is the volume on which vmware is installed. This is
only interesting if you have multiple hard disks with multiple
installations of vmware and you manually moved files around.

So what kind of installation directory are you trying to find? 
Date: 2009-10-05 13:59
Sender: Ed Swartz

Wait a second.  Your VMware options page doesn't have
"Installation directory"?  Or ESbox didn't update the
setting to reference the directory instead of the previously
used executable name?

In response to bug 4595, I changed this panel and the launch
behavior so it would use the installation directory as an anchor
to find vmrun.

Maybe the preferences updating was broken or the 9/23 release
really didn't include this change... hmm.
Date: 2009-10-05 13:50
Sender: Axel Jäger

I do not have such a "Installation directory" but only


There is no free version of vmware for mac that does not come
with vmrun. I think it is safe to assume that vmrun is always

Maybe it is not included in vmware fusion 1 but because the upgrade
from 1 => 2 is free, I think you can drop support for macs
that do not have vmrun.

You cannot really change the installation path on macos, the
tools are always installed in /Library/Application Support/...

Also note that opening a file on mac using command line args
is not supported by apple. If you want to open a certain file,
use /usr/bin/open which opens a file with the right application
and takes care that no second instance is started.
Date: 2009-10-05 13:41
Sender: Ed Swartz

Hmm, that indicates that ESbox did not detect the vmrun executable
at all, and used the fallback behavior.  What is the install
path listed in ESbox > Build Machines > VMWare Options
> Installation directory?

Date: 2009-10-05 13:20
Sender: Axel Jäger

Here we go:

05.10.2009 15:18:35: 
.$ ps axwwww

05.10.2009 15:18:38: 
.$ ps axwwww

05.10.2009 15:19:02: 
.$ ps axwwww

05.10.2009 15:19:02: 
.$ ps axwwww

05.10.2009 15:19:02: 
.$ ps axwwww

05.10.2009 15:19:02: 
.$ ps axwwww

05.10.2009 15:19:03: 
.$ ps axwwww

05.10.2009 15:19:04: 
.$ "/Applications/VMware"
Date: 2009-10-05 13:01
Sender: Ed Swartz

The log file is specified in the same preference page where you
turn on logging :)

Date: 2009-10-05 12:43
Sender: Axel Jäger

Where can I find the logfile after it was created?

vmrun exists.

I'm using vmware fusion 2.0.5
Date: 2009-10-05 12:36
Sender: Ed Swartz

Please turn on the "Log commands?" option under Window
> Preferences > Maemo  and attach a log for reference.
Also, let me know if "/Library/Application Support/VMware
Fusion/vmrun" exists in your version, and if not, what version
is it?

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Field Old Value Date By
ResolutionFixed2009-10-22 11:51arhyvari
ResolutionAccepted as a Bug2009-10-07 02:11eswartz
ResolutionNone2009-10-06 13:24eswartz
VersionNone2009-10-06 13:24eswartz
File Added624: Bild 1.png2009-10-05 14:27axeljaeger

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