[ovs-dev] [PATCH] build: Add support for building RPMs for Fedora Linux

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Tue Oct 2 04:31:39 UTC 2012

On Mon, Oct 01, 2012 at 05:20:32PM -0400, Kyle Mestery wrote:
> Add RPM specfiles for building OVS for Fedora Linux. This
> allows users of the upstream project the ability to
> generate RPMs for their Open vSwitch needs.
> Signed-off-by: Kyle Mestery <kmestery at cisco.com>

Thanks.  I have only a few comments.

The ====s below extend past the title:

> +       How to Install Open vSwitch on Fedora Linux
> +       =======================================================
> +
> +This document describes how to build and install Open vSwitch on a Fedora
> +Linux host.  If you want to install Open vSwitch on a generic Linux host,
> +see INSTALL.Linux instead.

The instructions are very clear.  Thanks for that.

> +We have tested these instructions with Fedora 15.

I think we normally recommend bugs at openvswitch.org for bug reports:

> +Reporting Bugs
> +--------------
> +
> +Please report problems to dev at openvswitch.org.

INSTALL.Fedora has an extra blank line at the end.

The spec files mention "OpenSource Security Ralf Spenneberg
<ralf at os-s.net>" as vendor and in the changelog.  Where does that come
from?  (Do we need to get Ralf Spenneberg's Signed-off-by?)

I think that we can drop the %post fragment that mentions xhad.  That's
a proprietary high-availability daemon that, as far as I know, only
XenServer uses.  (Do our RHEL spec files include this?  They can
probably omit it too, then.)

It looks like the RPM omits ovs-bugtool and much of the infrastructure
that it uses.  It would be nice to include it, because ovs-bugtool
occasionally makes bugs much easier to find.



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