[Pkg-dpdk-devel] Bug#930862: Please correctly expose dpdk includes and libs

Thomas Goirand zigo at debian.org
Fri Jun 21 15:41:28 BST 2019

Package: libdpdk-dev
Severity: important


I tried to build OpenVSwitch with dpdk support in Debian, trying to
converge with the Ubuntu package, to ease compatibility and all.
However, I discovered that the issue in Debian is the DPDK package
itself, which isn't exposing itself correctly. Here's the output
of the ./configure --with-dpdk when it fails:

--- SNIP ---

checking for DPDK... yes
checking for library containing get_mempolicy... -lnuma
configure: error: Could not find DPDK library in default search path, Use --with-dpdk to specify the DPDK library installed in non-standard location
make[1]: *** [debian/rules:26: override_dh_auto_configure] Error 1

--- SNAP ---

To me, it just looks like DPDK isn't packaged to the right folder.
If you want to try yourself, you can attempt to build what's in
the Git here:

I've pushed the dpdk support of OVS into a debian/with-dpdk-support.

If there's a way to fix the Debian build with a parameter to
--with-dpdk, please let me know, but as much as I tried, there's
simply no way to fix without modifying the dpdk package.

I'll try to see how I can fix the DPDK package and see if I can
send you a patch, though I haven't figured out how to do this yet.


Thomas Goirand (zigo)

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