[ovs-discuss] Problem during openvswitch installation

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Thu Sep 16 17:13:54 UTC 2010

On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 11:04:55AM +0800, Gnep Zhao wrote:
> ./configure --with-l26=/lib/modules/`uname -r`/build
> make
> sudo make install
>  sudo /sbin/insmod datapath/linux-2.6/openvswitch_mod.ko (no such file)

Did the file get built?  It should have been.

> /usr/local/sbin/ovsdb-server /usr/local/etc/ovs-vswitchd.conf.db
> --remote=punix:/usr/local/var/run/openvswitch/db.sock (db.sock does not
> exists and the command hangs)

This command should create that file.  Does the
/usr/local/var/run/openvswitch directory exist?

It's normal for that command to "hang": it's a daemon.  If you want it
to run in the background you can supply --detach.

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