[dev] Multiple FRR installs and the damage done.

Lou Berger lberger at labn.net
Wed Jul 18 10:10:27 EDT 2018

I've hit the same issue too (in testing) a make uninstall target may be 

On 7/18/2018 10:06 AM, Philippe Guibert wrote:
> Hi Donald,
> I faced the same issue, because I use both the topotest setup, and
> sometimes an already installed frr instance.
> To people that don't know, it is recommended to run topotest with some
> specific settings ( daemon binaries are in /usr/lib/frr, but vtysh is
> in /usr/bin/vtysh).
> I did not focus on a solution based on changing make settings. I copy
> manually vtysh if needed, or I use an other VM so that I use separate
> environments.
> Philippe
> On Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 11:16 AM, Donald Sharp
> <sharpd at cumulusnetworks.com> wrote:
>> All -
>> Just wanted to document a little bit of a mis-config that I frequently
>> self-inflict with and have just helped another person resolve.  When
>> you run one of the daemons, or run vtysh and get this type of message:
>> root at dev:~/frr# vtysh
>> vtysh: Symbol `frr_vtydir' has different size in shared object,
>> consider re-linking
>> Exiting: failed to connect to any daemons.
>> root at dev:~/frr#
>> This means that you have managed to install FRR into 2 different
>> locations.  How you say?  I've seen it from 2 different methodologies:
>> 1) I've run `./configure ..`, `make` and `make install` 2 times.  With
>> the first and second configure line being different.  I am now fairly
>> paranoid about this issue and double check my configure line.
>> 2) I've installed FRR from packaging (a .deb or .rpm ) and then run
>> `./configure ....` line that installs FRR into a different spot.
>> How to clean this mess up?
>> In the undesired set of paths you need to clean up the FRR install,
>> this includes the lib directories.  I do this with manual `find /path
>> -name ... | xargs rm -rf`.  I'm sure someone more clever than myself
>> knows how to do this with `make` but I have not experimented with
>> this.
>> donald
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