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[mininet-discuss] installing mininet (with OVS) on Raspbian (Jessie)

Carlos Ferreira at
Wed Dec 28 05:12:41 PST 2016

I don't think a Raspberry has enough resources to run mininet. Have you
tried your scenario script in a regular PC ?

On 27 December 2016 at 21:59, Piyush Agarwal <agarwalpiyush at>

> Hi,
> I am trying to install mininet (from source 2.3.0d1) on my Raspberry Pi
> running Raspbian jessie.
> Since the install script doesn't recognize Raspbian, I just commented out
> the dist check and looks like the entire mininet install (./util/
> -a) went through without any major barfs/errors.
> However, when I run "sudo mn --test pingall" I see the mininet is just
> completely stuck at
> """""""""""
> Starting 1 switches
> s1 ...
> """""""""""""
> I found another thread which commented about having duplicate OVS installs
> that could cause this. However, with my setup, I have ensured no OVS
> installs existed and that this is the first fresh Mininet install.
> I tried doing an strace but that didn't give much clue either.
> I have ensured "ovs-vsctl show" output is sane and "ovsdb-server" is
> running as well.
> What information can I provide to get some help on this. This is
> completely blocking me, so appreciate any help whatsoever.
> Thanks!
> --
> Piyush Agarwal
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Carlos Miguel Ferreira
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