netplan apply will crash if openvswitch is not running

Bug #1995598 reported by Danilo Egea Gondolfo
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone (Ubuntu)
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Danilo Egea Gondolfo

Bug Description

The problem was reported on Ubuntu 22.04.

netplan apply will call ovs-vsctl and will crash if openvswitch is not running.

# sudo netplan apply
ovs-vsctl: unix:/var/run/openvswitch/db.sock: database connection failed (No such file or directory)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/sbin/netplan", line 23, in <module>
  File "/usr/share/netplan/netplan/cli/", line 50, in main
  File "/usr/share/netplan/netplan/cli/", line 247, in run_command
  File "/usr/share/netplan/netplan/cli/commands/", line 61, in run
  File "/usr/share/netplan/netplan/cli/", line 247, in run_command
  File "/usr/share/netplan/netplan/cli/commands/", line 167, in command_apply
    NetplanApply.process_ovs_cleanup(config_manager, old_files_ovs, restart_ovs, exit_on_error)
  File "/usr/share/netplan/netplan/cli/commands/", line 394, in process_ovs_cleanup
    apply_ovs_cleanup(config_manager, ovs_old, ovs_current)
  File "/usr/share/netplan/netplan/cli/", line 138, in apply_ovs_cleanup
    out = subprocess.check_output([OPENVSWITCH_OVS_VSCTL, '--columns=name,external-ids',
  File "/usr/lib/python3.10/", line 420, in check_output
    return run(*popenargs, stdout=PIPE, timeout=timeout, check=True,
  File "/usr/lib/python3.10/", line 524, in run
    raise CalledProcessError(retcode, process.args,
subprocess.CalledProcessError: Command '['/usr/bin/ovs-vsctl', '--columns=name,external-ids', '-f', 'csv', '-d', 'bare', '--no-headings', 'list', 'Port']' returned non-zero exit status 1.

Netplan should throw a warning message and ignore ovs configuration is cases like this.

Lukas Märdian (slyon)
Changed in (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Danilo Egea Gondolfo (danilogondolfo)
tags: added: foundations-todo
Revision history for this message
Lukas Märdian (slyon) wrote :
Lukas Märdian (slyon)
Changed in (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package - 0.106-0ubuntu1

--------------- (0.106-0ubuntu1) lunar; urgency=medium

  * New upstream release: 0.106
    - New 'netplan status' CLI (#290)
    - API: implement APIs from the new specification (#298)
    - Check and fix non-inclusive laguange (#303)
    - Documentation improvements (using Diátaxis & RTD)
    - Match by PermanentMACAddress (#278)
    - Netplan api iterator (#306)
    - API: update netplan_delete_connection() (#322)
    - NM 1.40 compat & file permission fixes (#300), LP: #1862600, LP: #1997348
    - Migrate from (deprecated) nose to pytest (#302)
    - parse: Add the filepath to OVS ports netdefs (#295)
    - Check if the interface name is too long (#313), LP: #1988749
    - doc/examples: remove unnecessary route for IPv6 on-link gateways (#312)
    - Memory leak CI action (#321)
    - tests:base:ethernets: Improve stability of autopkgtests (#223)
    Bug fixes:
    - Fix some memory leaks (#297)
    - parser: plug a memory leak (#309)
    - src:parse: plug memory leaks in nullable handling (#319)
    - Fix 'netplan ip leases' crash (#301), LP: #1996941
    - tests: mock calls to systemctl (#314)
    - ctests: fix an integer conversion issue (#315)
    - docs: small fix on netplan-set doc (#316)
    - parser: return the correct error on failure (#308), LP: #2000324
    - apply: Fix crash when OVS is stopped (#307),LP: #1995598
    - networkd: make sure VXLAN is in the right section (#310), LP: #2000713
    - cli:set: update only specific origin-hint if given (#299), LP: #1997467
    - vxlan: convert some settings to tristate (#311), LP: #2000712
    - parser: check for route duplicates (#320), LP: #2003061
  * Update symbols file for 0.106
  * d/patches/: Drop patches, applied upstream
  * d/control: bump Standards-Version to 4.6.2, no changes needed
  * d/t/control: prepare Debian testbed
  * d/control: Add python3-dbus, python3-rich deps, also CMocka and Pytest B-Ds
  * d/watch: fix checking for upstream tags
  * d/copyright: update for 2023
  * d/source/: add lintian-overrides

 -- Lukas Märdian <email address hidden> Thu, 09 Feb 2023 12:10:19 +0100

Changed in (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Benjamin Drung (bdrung)
tags: removed: foundations-todo
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