openvswitch-common - Open vSwitch common components

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name openvswitch-common
Package version 1.4.2+git20120612
Package release 9.1~deb7u1.1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 1.25 KB
Download size 548.04 KB
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Open vSwitch is a production quality, multilayer, software-based, Ethernet
virtual switch. It is designed to enable massive network automation through
programmatic extension, while still supporting standard management interfaces
and protocols (e.g. NetFlow, sFlow, SPAN, RSPAN, CLI, LACP, 802.1ag). In
addition, it is designed to support distribution across multiple physical
servers similar to VMware's vNetwork distributed vswitch or Cisco's Nexus
openvswitch-common provides components required by both openvswitch-switch
and openvswitch-controller.


Package Version Architecture Repository
openvswitch-common_1.4.2+git20120612-9.1~deb7u1.1_i386.deb 1.4.2+git20120612 i386 Debian Main
openvswitch-common - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.7
libssl1.0.0 >= 1.0.0
openssl -
python >= 2.7
python -
python-argparse -


Type URL
Binary Package openvswitch-common_1.4.2+git20120612-9.1~deb7u1.1_amd64.deb
Source Package openvswitch

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install openvswitch-common deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install openvswitch-common




2014-11-23 - Jonathan Dupart <>
openvswitch (1.4.2+git20120612-9.1~deb7u1.1) stable-proposed-updates; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix "openvswitch-datapath-dkms fails to build on Debian 7.7 3.2.0-4- amd64
(3.2.63-2+deb7u1)" import Chris J. Arges' patch for tunnel.c
(Closes: #768095)
2013-06-29 - Thomas Goirand <>
openvswitch (1.4.2+git20120612-9.1~deb7u1) wheezy-proposed-updates; urgency=low
* Rebuild for Wheezy.
2013-06-25 - Thomas Goirand <>
openvswitch (1.4.2+git20120612-9.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload, with previous approval from Ben Pfaff.
* Adds datapath patch: Reset upper layer protocol info on internal devices
(Closes: #714080).
2012-08-06 - Ben Pfaff <>
openvswitch (1.4.2+git20120612-9) unstable; urgency=low
* Apply bug-684057-ovs-ctl-Add-support-for-newer-module-name.patch to
allow use of the openvswitch kernel module integrated into 3.3 and
later.  Closes: #684057.
2012-08-01 - Ben Pfaff <>
openvswitch (1.4.2+git20120612-8) unstable; urgency=low
* Apply further patches to fix bugs resulting from moving
/etc/openvswitch/conf.db to /var/lib/openvswitch in -7.
This required applying the following bug fix patches:
* debian/rules: Configure /var/lib/openvswitch as the database directory
instead of working through symlinks.  (The symlinks are still created
for compatibility with people and existing software that are
accustomed to seeing the database in its original location, but the
Debian packages themselves never use the symlinks.)
* debian/openvswitch-switch.postrm: Also remove
/ec/openvswitch/system-id.conf and conf.db backups on purge.
* utilities/ Use mode 0700 instead of 0733 for
openvswitch-pki "incoming" directory, by applying
bug-683665-use-mode-700-for-pki-incoming-dir.patch.  See the patch for
complete rationale.  Closes: #683665.  Thanks to Andreas Beckmann
<> for reporting this bug.
* debian/openvswitch-pki.postinst: Change mode of existing "incoming"
directories to 0700 at configure time (see above).
2012-07-27 - Ben Pfaff <>
openvswitch (1.4.2+git20120612-7) unstable; urgency=low
* Move /etc/openvswitch/conf.db to /var/lib/openvswitch, using symlinks.
Closes: #681880.  Thanks to Bastian Blank <> for
reporting this bug.
This required applying the following bug fix patches:
* Start the rest of OVS if bridge compatibility is enabled but the
kernel bridge module cannot be loaded.  Closes: #681955.  Thanks to
Bastian Blank <> for reporting this bug.
This was fixed by applying the following bug fix patch:
2012-07-23 - Ben Pfaff <>
openvswitch (1.4.2+git20120612-6) unstable; urgency=low
* utilities/ Fix duplicate mention of ovs-vsctl in
bin_PROGRAMS and bin_SCRIPTS; it should only have been in the former.
Closes: #682384.  Thanks to Bastian Blank <> for
reporting this bug.

See Also

Package Description
openvswitch-controller_1.4.2+git20120612-9.1~deb7u1.1_amd64.deb Open vSwitch controller implementation
openvswitch-datapath-dkms_1.4.2+git20120612-9.1~deb7u1.1_all.deb Open vSwitch datapath module source - DKMS version
openvswitch-datapath-source_1.4.2+git20120612-9.1~deb7u1.1_all.deb Open vSwitch datapath module source - module-assistant version
openvswitch-ipsec_1.4.2+git20120612-9.1~deb7u1.1_amd64.deb Open vSwitch GRE-over-IPsec support
openvswitch-pki_1.4.2+git20120612-9.1~deb7u1.1_all.deb Open vSwitch public key infrastructure dependency package
openvswitch-switch_1.4.2+git20120612-9.1~deb7u1.1_amd64.deb Open vSwitch switch implementations
openvswitch-test_1.4.2+git20120612-9.1~deb7u1.1_all.deb Open vSwitch test package
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