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

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Mon Aug 11 15:38:37 UTC 2014

On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 09:53:09AM +0200, Dariusz Dwornikowski wrote:
> 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
> controller.
> 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.

Why do you keep referring to ovs as ovsk?  We have never shipped
anything under that name.

Why can't mininet use a real controller instead of the useless test
program from OVS?

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