[ovs-git] [openvswitch/ovs] 588e0e: install-doc: suggest to use ovs-ctl for start/stop

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  Branch: refs/heads/master
  Home:   https://github.com/openvswitch/ovs
  Commit: 588e0ebc322a1e08579394d84934ad956a43dbc0
      https://github.com/openvswitch/ovs/commit/588e0ebc322a1e08579394d84934ad956a43dbc0
  Author: Aaron Conole <aconole at redhat.com>
  Date:   2017-05-01 (Mon, 01 May 2017)

  Changed paths:
    M Documentation/intro/install/dpdk.rst
    M Documentation/intro/install/general.rst

  Log Message:
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  install-doc: suggest to use ovs-ctl for start/stop

The install documentation guided users to manually start/stop
daemons.  This is good information to have, but with the
existence of ovs-ctl, is probably not the best way to start
guiding new users of ovs.

Suggest that users start by running ovs-ctl start, and
document the ability to selectively start/stop the daemons.
The ovs-ctl script is already mentioned a bit in the install
doc, so this just reinforces its use.

Suggested-by: Ben Pfaff <blp at ovn.org>
Signed-off-by: Aaron Conole <aconole at redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Ben Pfaff <blp at ovn.org>


  Commit: d0c961a99f570ec1973bf5540ba9237b6720c848
      https://github.com/openvswitch/ovs/commit/d0c961a99f570ec1973bf5540ba9237b6720c848
  Author: Aaron Conole <aconole at redhat.com>
  Date:   2017-05-01 (Mon, 01 May 2017)

  Changed paths:
    M lib/automake.mk

  Log Message:
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  lib/automake.mk: don't install runtime directories

The Open vSwitch run, log, and DB directories are installed as part of the
normal `make install` process.  However, this means they are created with
user and group ownership that may conflict with the desired user.  For
example, running `make install` as root will install those files as
root:root, whereas the runtime user desired may be openvswitch:openvswitch.

Since these directories are automatically created as part of the ovs-ctl
command, and with the correct user:group permissions, it makes sense to
delay creation until these directories are actually required.

Signed-off-by: Aaron Conole <aconole at redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Ben Pfaff <blp at ovn.org>


Compare: https://github.com/openvswitch/ovs/compare/8d3485791188...d0c961a99f57


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