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Which version of OVS is compatible with Fedora 15? Any dependencies except kernel-devel-i686? [closed]

asked 2014-07-22 00:46:48 -0500

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Hi, My linux knowledge is rather basic and certainly not all-encompassing.

I'm having trouble trying to install OVS-1.9.3 in a node which has Fedora 15 installed. If the versions are incompatible then which version of Fedora and which corresponding versions of OpenStack & OVS should be considered for installation among: Fedora 6 OR Fedora 8 OR Fedora 10 OR Fedora 11 OR Fedora 15

Are there any other dependencies to be resolved. E.g. for Fedora 15 kernel-devel-i686 was required before installing anything else. However I was still unable to install OVS....

Kindly help.

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answered 2014-07-22 03:41:42 -0500

mrunge gravatar image

Where did you get that answer to use Fedora 6, 8, 10, 11 etc. for use with OpenStack?

If you're looking in installing OpenStack, you might want to try most recent software packages available from RDO: http://openstack.redhat.com/Main_Page

Hint: you're installing infrastructure and may want it supported for a given period of time.

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answered 2014-07-22 02:23:11 -0500

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Right now, only Fedora 19 and 20 are supported, and 19 will reach End Of Life about a month after 21 is released. Fedora 15, the most recent version you mentioned has had no updates, even for security for several years, and never will. Unless you have a very good reason not to, I'd suggest that you back up any data that you need on that machine, reformat it, install Fedora 20 and restore your backups. This would be much faster than trying to upgrade your current installation because it's not safe to skip more than one release in upgrading and there have been a number of fundamental changes in Fedora since F 15 was current.

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Why we (you) don't close this question as "no relevant - out of date" ? After the explanation and the answers this should be closed as "out of date". We have to tell the users that an out of date (EOL) version will get no support, neither updates or user support here. And not only tell it, but show it in practice.

NickTux gravatar imageNickTux ( 2014-07-22 03:36:52 -0500 )edit

It wasn't closed though... I answered it just 38 minutes ago.

abadrinath gravatar imageabadrinath ( 2014-07-22 03:44:27 -0500 )edit

My feeling is that just closing the question as out-of-date wouldn't have helped the asker. He needs to know why what he's doing won't work and why it's a bad idea even to try. However, now that we've done that, feel free to close it if you think it's appropriate.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2014-07-22 16:07:10 -0500 )edit

Yes, I meant exactly this. Now that we (you) have answered the question and pointing to the right direction, we should closing it, as "out of date" :)

NickTux gravatar imageNickTux ( 2014-07-23 10:37:59 -0500 )edit
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answered 2014-07-22 03:05:08 -0500

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It seems that you need to update, but you want stability. In that case, try Centos 6.5, Scientific Linux, PCLinuxOS, Debian, Ubuntu LTS, and other stable systems.

Otherwise, try updating to Fedora 20 or Fedora 19. They are supported, and will get updates if they don't work. My advice to you:

  • Don't update too often, they can break things

In my opinion, I think Fedora 20 is way more stable than Fedora 19 because of way less issues. After installing F20, I tried to take Fedora 19 as well, but it refused to boot with my hardware. It had a BIOS problem, and I tried installing on my dad's desktop. It installed, and I installed updates, but KDE was super buggy and crashed way more than on Fedora 20. I am not exaggerating here.

F15, imo, is pretty stable, but lacks updates, and as you can see, cannot install many packages including the one you can install, OVS. See: I am able to install it using Fedora 20.

yum search ovs

Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks, refresh-packagekit
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * fedora: ucmirror.canterbury.ac.nz
 * rpmfusion-free: ucmirror.canterbury.ac.nz
 * rpmfusion-free-updates: ucmirror.canterbury.ac.nz
 * rpmfusion-nonfree: ucmirror.canterbury.ac.nz
 * rpmfusion-nonfree-updates: ucmirror.canterbury.ac.nz
 * updates: ucmirror.canterbury.ac.nz
====================================================== N/S matched: ovs ==================
ovsdbmonitor.noarch : Open vSwitch graphical monitoring tool

  Name and summary matches only, use "search all" for everything.

It installs and seems to work fine. Also, the version is newer (2.0.0), so bug fixes might have been implemented.

For your suggestions of FC6, F8, F10, and F16, no way. They have no support in any way. If you have a problem, you cannot ask your question in AskFedora (they'll tell you to update again). Like I said, try Fedora 18, 19 or 20. Even still, I would recommend against 18 due to EOL (End of Life).

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