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

Luca Boccassi bluca at debian.org
Fri Jun 21 16:16:08 BST 2019

On Fri, 2019-06-21 at 16:41 +0200, Thomas Goirand wrote:
> Package: libdpdk-dev
> Severity: important
> Hi,
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Thomas Goirand (zigo)


Thanks for working on OVS.

You need a version of OVS that supports pkg-config. Myself and
Christian fixed that upstream a number of months ago, although I cannot
remember which version the fixes are in.

The older versions are looking for a linker script (libdpdk.so) which
doesn't exist anymore upstream.

Note that dpdk is exactly the same in Debian and Ubuntu - we jointly
maintain it from the same source base.

Kind regards,
Luca Boccassi
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