[ovs-discuss] Building packages on Ubuntu

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Fri Nov 25 17:01:01 UTC 2011

On Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 04:44:22PM +0000, Mike Bursell wrote:
> I'm trying to build the .deb packages under Ubuntu 11.10 with 'dpkg-buildpackage', but get the following error:
> dpkg-source: error: can't build with source format '3.0 (quilt)': no orig.tar file found
> dpkg-buildpackage: error: dpkg-source -b openvswitch-1.2.2 gave error exit status 255
> Can anyone throw any light on this, please?

You need to supply an orig.tar.gz file, in the directory above the build
directory, that contains the source code.  This is not specific to Open

You can alternatively pass -b to dpkg-buildpackage to build only the
binary package, or run "fakeroot debian/rules binary" directly.

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