[ovs-dev] [PATCH] Documentation: Correct claims about Debian packaging.

Ben Pfaff blp at ovn.org
Mon Jul 22 17:35:24 UTC 2019

The documentation reported the union of all possible Debian- and
Debian-derived packaging.  This isn't realistic: there are differences
between OVS upstream, Debian downstream, and Ubuntu downstream.  This
commit distinguishes them.

Reported-by: Ravi Kerur <rkerur at gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Ben Pfaff <blp at ovn.org>
 Documentation/intro/install/distributions.rst | 7 +++++--
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/intro/install/distributions.rst b/Documentation/intro/install/distributions.rst
index 5987178eaafc..523c83aa72ba 100644
--- a/Documentation/intro/install/distributions.rst
+++ b/Documentation/intro/install/distributions.rst
@@ -44,10 +44,13 @@ that includes the core userspace components of the switch.
 2. For kernel datapath, ``openvswitch-datapath-dkms`` can be installed to
 automatically build and install Open vSwitch kernel module for your running
+kernel.  This package is only available when the .deb packages are built from
+the Open vSwitch repository; it is not downstream in Debian or Ubuntu releases.
 3. For DPDK datapath, Open vSwitch with DPDK support is bundled in the package
+``openvswitch-switch-dpdk``.  This package is only available in the Ubuntu
+distribution; it is not upstream in the Open vSwitch repository or downstream
+in Debian.

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