[ovs-discuss] Building packages on Ubuntu

Dave Walker DaveWalker at ubuntu.com
Fri Nov 25 17:17:50 UTC 2011

On Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 04:44:22PM +0000, Mike Bursell wrote:
> Hi -
> 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?
> -Mike.

Hi Mike,

Can i ask how you retrieved the source?  The error is that it is
missing the upstream (orig) source tarball in the location about the
working directory.

One workflow:
 - apt-get source openvswitch
 - cd openvswitch*
 - $do stuff
 - dch -i
 - debuild -S
 - cd ../

You should now have a source package that you can build either on your
system, pbuilder, sbuild or a PPA.

Hope this helps.

Kind Regards,

Dave Walker (Daviey)
Engineering Manager, Ubuntu Server And Cloud Infrastructure
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