[ovs-dev] Building OVS DPDK debian package

Ravi Kerur rkerur at gmail.com
Tue Jul 23 16:40:42 UTC 2019


On Mon, Jul 22, 2019 at 10:36 AM Ben Pfaff <blp at ovn.org> wrote:

> On Sat, Jul 20, 2019 at 09:33:47AM -0700, Ravi Kerur wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 4:47 PM Ben Pfaff <blp at ovn.org> wrote:
> >
> > > On Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 04:15:06PM -0700, Ravi Kerur wrote:
> > > > On Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 11:06 AM Ben Pfaff <blp at ovn.org> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > On Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 10:03:06AM -0700, Ravi Kerur wrote:
> > > > > > I am going through OVS 2.11.90 document to build Debian package
> on
> > > Ubuntu
> > > > > > 16.04.4.
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> http://docs.openvswitch.org/en/latest/intro/install/distributions/
> > > > > >
> > > > > > where it claims to have OVS+DPDK debian package. Snippets below
> > > > > > /**************************
> > > > > >
> > > > > > 3. For DPDK datapath, Open vSwitch with DPDK support is bundled
> in
> > > the
> > > > > > package openvswitch-switch-dpdk.
> > > > >
> > > > > This seems to be true for Ubuntu but not for Debian or for upstream
> > > Open
> > > > > vSwitch.
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > Thanks. I am building OVS(2.11.90 latest git source)+DPDK(18.11.2)
> > > package
> > > > on Ubuntu and it doesn't seem to work.  I have set
> > > DATAPATH_CONFIGURE_OPTS =
> > > > --with-dpdk="<DPDK-DIR>".
> > >
> > > Yes.  The documentation is wrong.  (That's what I was trying to say
> > > above, too.)
> > >
> >
> > Got it. Thanks.
>
> I sent a patch to update the documentation:
> https://mail.openvswitch.org/pipermail/ovs-dev/2019-July/360954.html


Explanation is clear to me, thanks for the quick fix. I would like to know
what is the path for engineers who wants to build OVS+DPDK debian packages
because of the changes they are doing to the code and would like to have
debian packages made available rather than source tar ball?


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