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FS#35401 - [netctl] fails with openvswitch

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Jonathan Hudson (stronnag) - Tuesday, 21 May 2013, 18:20 GMT
Last edited by Jouke Witteveen (jouke) - Wednesday, 22 May 2013, 17:53 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To Florian Pritz (bluewind)
Jouke Witteveen (jouke)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No



The netctl connection module /usr/lib/network/connections/openvswitch is clearly experimental and does not work. The attached file does work. It uses existing options and thus the only documentation burden would be to (a) add to connection types and (b) note that the ovs-vswitchd.service service must be started (I appreciate this is AUR).

Then it works with e.g. /etc/netctl/ovs-br0 (assuming your host is also 'eeyore':).

Description="ovs example"

Additional info:
* Versions 1.0 and testing 1.1-1
* (see attached script)

Steps to reproduce: Try to use an openvswitch interface with netctl

Please consider incorporating the attached file.

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Closed by  Jouke Witteveen (jouke)
Wednesday, 22 May 2013, 17:53 GMT
Reason for closing:  Upstream
Additional comments about closing:  This is for the AUR package openvswitch-git and not for netctl. If you are after inclusion of the openvswitch connection type in netctl, raise a discussion on arch-projects.