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

Kyle Mestery (kmestery) kmestery at cisco.com
Tue Oct 2 13:03:51 UTC 2012

On Oct 1, 2012, at 11:31 PM, Ben Pfaff wrote:

> 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:

I'll take care of that.

>> +       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:
Got it, will update that.

>> +Reporting Bugs
>> +--------------
>> +
>> +Please report problems to dev at openvswitch.org.
> INSTALL.Fedora has an extra blank line at the end.
Will fix that.

> 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 based this heavily on work done by Ralf over a year ago, I guess that's how
long I've been working on it. I'll reach out to him to get his 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.)
I'll update this, and if the RHEL ones do the same, send a separate patch
for those.

> 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.
Will add this in.

Thanks for the review Ben!

> Thanks,
> Ben.

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