[ovs-discuss] Issue with ovsdb-server

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Thu Nov 13 17:21:13 UTC 2014

On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 01:08:07PM -0600, Keqiang He wrote:
> I want to start the ovsdb-server. But the strange thing I met is that the
> ovsdb-server gives me the following error message:
> 2014-11-12T19:07:31Z|00001|fatal_signal|WARN|could not unlink
> "/usr/local/var/run/openvswitch/ovsdb-server.18318.ctl" (No such file or
> directory)
> 2014-11-12T19:07:31Z|00002|stream_unix|ERR|/usr/local/var/run/openvswitch/ovsdb-server.18318.ctl:
> binding failed: No such file or directory
> ovsdb-server: could not initialize control socket
> punix:/usr/local/var/run/openvswitch/ovsdb-server.18318.ctl (No such file
> or directory)

It's trying to create a "unixctl" file.  You can override the location
with --unixctl.  But it looks like you'd be better off overriding the
default locations at configure time (see INSTALL).

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