[ovs-discuss] help installing Open vSwitch

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Fri Sep 3 22:18:06 UTC 2010

On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 3:00 PM, Ashish Agarwal <agarwal1975 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm trying to install Open vSwitch for the first time. It appears
> that datapath/linux-2.6/openvswitch_mod.ko never gets built for me, although
> I do not see any error messages in make's output. I did use the --with-l26
> option to configure.

Can you pass along config.log and the output of "make"?

> The instructions also say that bridging support
> (CONFIG_BRIDGE) is required to build a kernel module. Perhaps this is my
> error, but I don't know how to check if I have this. Can someone please
> point me in the right direction.

If bridging support isn't enabled, then I'm pretty sure that the build
would fail.  If you are using a distribution kernel, then bridging support
is probably enabled, so it's not really worth worrying about this yet.

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