[ovs-discuss] openvswich freebsd 10.1 release configuration error

Joe Stringer joestringer at nicira.com
Thu Nov 12 18:43:05 UTC 2015

On 12 November 2015 at 01:45, Hassan Samii <hassan_samii21 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone, Firstly i'd like to thank everyone for the amazing work that
> your doing.
> To my problem.
> I installed Open vSwitch on a FreeBSD 10.1 Release (which resides on a
> virtual machine working on Virtualbox). I used the Freshports to install
> openvswitch and the installation completed successfully.
> Now the problem is that if i do ovs-vsctl --version i get the following
> (which i suspect is good):
> root at FreeBSDPrimo:~ # ovs-vsctl --version
> ovs-vsctl (Open vSwitch) 2.3.2
> Compiled Nov  4 2015 16:39:41
> DB Schema 7.6.2
> but if i use the command ovs-vsctl show i get the following (which is not
> good):
> ovs-vsctl: unix:/var/run/openvswitch/db.sock: database connection failed (No
> such file or directory)

Are the OVS daemons running at this point (ovs-vswitchd, ovsdb-server)?

> So then i thought that the configuration do the db was not set so i tried
> this and got the following error:
> root at FreeBSDPrimo:~ # rm -f /var/db/openvswitch/conf.db
> root at FreeBSDPrimo:~ # ovsdb-tool create /var/db/openvswitch/conf.db
> /usr/local/share/openvswitch/vswitch.ovsschema
> ovsdb-tool: failed to read schema:
> "/usr/local/share/openvswitch/vswitch.ovsschema" could not be read as JSON
> (error opening "/usr/local/share/openvswitch/vswitch.ovsschema": No such
> file or directory)

I suspect that this port of OVS is configured with /usr as the prefix,
not /usr/local. So the path to the latter would be something like

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