[Netkit.users] installing Open vSwitch in Netkit

Massimo Rimondini rimondin at dia.uniroma3.it
Wed Sep 8 09:58:38 CEST 2010

Dear Ashish,

indeed, kernel headers are not distributed with Netkit.
However, you can obtain them by getting a vanilla kernel package with
matching version number ( and by applying the patches from the
applicable directory of the Netkit kernel package.


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[mailto:netkit.users-bounces a list.dia.uniroma3.it] On Behalf Of Ashish
Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 2010 10:00 PM
To: Users of the Netkit Network Emulation System
Subject: Re: [Netkit.users] installing Open vSwitch in Netkit

To clarify, uname -r on my netkit machine gives Thus,
I'm assuming that the standard linux headers are not what I need.

On Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 3:18 PM, Ashish Agarwal <agarwal1975 a gmail.com>
I am trying to install Open vSwitch [1] into a Netkit image. Their build
script requires me to specify the path to the kernel build directory,
usually /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build. However, there is no such directory
in the images distributed by Netkit. Does anyone know how I can get these
files? Thank you.

[1] http://openvswitch.org/

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