[ovs-dev] Bug#757761: openvswitch-switch: Please include ovsk-controller

Dariusz Dwornikowski dariusz.dwornikowski at cs.put.poznan.pl
Mon Aug 11 07:53:09 UTC 2014

Source: openvswitch
Severity: wishlist                                                                                                                                                               
Dear Maintainer,                                                                                                                                                                 
Tomasz Buchert and I are working on introducing mininet, an SDN emulator                                                                                                         
(http://mininet.org/) to Debian.                                                                                                                                                 
Mininet heavily depends on ovsk to provide OpenFlow switch but also an OpenFlow                                                                                                  
Ovsk starting from version 2.1 ships ovsk-controller as test-controller and                                                                                                      
resides in tests/ directory of the main source.                                                                                                                                  
>From the NEWS of ovsk source:                                                                                                                                                   
- ovs-controller has been renamed test-controller.  It is no longer                                                                                                              
     packaged or installed by default, because too many users assumed                                                                                                            
     incorrectly that ovs-controller was a necessary or desirable part                                                                                                           
     of an Open vSwitch deployment.                                                                                                                                              
We ask you to ship this binary in the package, maybe a good solution would be                                                                                                    
to do it similarly to Ubuntu,                                                                                                                                                    
Whatever name you choose for this binary, we would need to patch mininet to                                                                                                      
find it in $PATH.                                 

Dariusz Dwornikowski, 
  Institute of Computing Science, Poznań University of Technology
  room 2.7.2 BTiCW | tel. +48 61 665 29 41

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