networking-mlnx

Asked by Lenny on 2019-07-29

Hi,
What is a proper process to add networking-mlnx package for Ubuntu Releases Xenial and Bionic ?

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Lenny (lennyb) said : #1

There are packages in Debian Buster, how can hey be imported to Ubuntu?
https://packages.debian.org/source/buster/networking-mlnx

I don't suggest you mix Debian packages with Ubuntu. The dependencies are different and you will get a big mess of an OS

What does the package do?

I can see it in Disco Dingo but not in the LTS releases.

You may find a PPA here:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+ppas?name_filter=mlnx

Remember to filter for your release of Ubuntu. Not all PPAs support all releases of Ubuntu.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #4

Ubuntu is no rolling release (see https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+faq/3037 ). If there wasn't a networking-mlnx package available at the publication date of a certain Ubuntu release, then it will usually not be added afterwards.

You have to be aware of the dependencies of the packages. E.g. the networking-mlnx-common package from Debian buster depend on neutron-common (>= 1:11.0.0) which is not met on Ubuntu Xenial.

My suggestion is that you create a PPA and try packaging networking-mlnx for Bionic (might be working without too much hassle) and/or Xenial (will probably need experimenting with dependencies, if possible at all).

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