lldpd supports several OS. You can install it from packages or from
sources. Once installed, you may want to look
how to use and configure it.
Debian and Ubuntu
lldpd is already available in Debian and Ubuntu. You can install it with:
$ sudo apt-get install lldpd Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following extra packages will be installed: [...]
It will be installed and configured to start at boot. You can change
the options of
If the package is not recent enough, you can use the Debian backports on Debian. Follow the instructions available on the website.
If it is still not recent enough, you can grab the appropriate Debian package from openSUSE Build Service. Follow the instructions available on the website.
The last option is to to build lldpd from source. You can still
install and uninstall the package to get
_lldpd user and group, as
well as a working init script.
lldpd is available in portage. Just issue the command
to install it. You can also build lldpd from source.
Fedora, RHEL, CentOS & SUSE
You can install the packages from openSUSE Build Service. Follow
the instructions available on the website. Once installed, you can
change the options provided to
It is also possible to build lldpd from source.
lldpd is currently available in the ports tree of most BSDs1.
Follow the instructions on how to install lldpd from ports by following
the documentation specific to the respective ports tree.
Some BSDs provide up-to-date binary packages using their respective package management tools.
Though if you want to build lldpd from source. You can add
_lldpd user with
vipw and add
_lldpd group by adding it manually
/etc/group. The user must not be able to login, have its home as
/var/empty and a disabled shell (like
You may want to configure
--with-privsep-chroot=/var/empty to avoid to create
lldpcli is not able to provide completion, you can use the
command instead or install the GNU Readline library on your system.
Mac OS X
The easiest way is to use the installer package for OS X. You need at least Mac OS X 10.6.
Alternatively, you can use Homebrew. Check the website if you don’t have it, it is easy to install. Once installed, type in a terminal:
$ brew install https://raw.github.com/vincentbernat/lldpd/master/osx/lldpd.rb ######################################################################## 100.0% ==> Downloading https://media.luffy.cx/files/lldpd/lldpd-0.9.6.tar.gz ==> ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/Cellar/lldpd/0.9.6 --with-xml --with-readline [...]
Pay attention at the instructions at the end of the build: they
explain how to create
_lldpd user and group and how to run
when the system starts.
At least, you can build lldpd from source.
Install from source
This is the last resort method. Other methods are usually simpler.
You first need to download the latest version (0.9.6). You need a working build environment.
$ tar zxvf ~/download/lldpd-0.9.6.tar.gz $ cd lldpd-0.9.6 $ mkdir build $ cd build $ ../configure checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c checking whether build environment is sane... yes checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /bin/mkdir -p checking for gawk... gawk [...] ------------------ Summary ------------------ lldpd version Prefix.........: /usr/local C Compiler.....: gcc -g -O2 -fdiagnostics-show-option -std=gnu99 -pipe -Wall -W -Wextra -Wformat -Wformat-security -Wcast-align -Winline -fstack-protector -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -Wdeclaration-after-statement -Wno-unused-parameter -Wno-sign-compare Linker.........: /usr/bin/ld -m elf_x86_64 -Wl,-z,relro -Wl,-z,now Libevent.......: system Optional features: SNMP support...: no CDP............: yes FDP............: yes EDP............: yes SONMP..........: yes LLDPMED........: yes DOT1...........: yes DOT3...........: yes XML output.....: no --------------------------------------------- Check the above options and compile with: make
If this steps fail, feel free to file a bug report. The content
config.log should be helpful. Otherwise, check if everything is
as you except and continue.
$ make CC strlcpy.lo CCLD libcompat.la CC log.lo [...] make: Leaving directory `/home/bernat/src/lldpd-0.9.6'
If this steps fail, feel free to file a bug report too with the
output and some details on your platform. The
config.log is also
useful in this case.
You can finish the installation with
make install. Then, you still
have to complete the following steps by yourself. They are system specifics:
- Ensure the
liblldpctllibrary is correctly registered with the system. The output of
make installshould give the appropriate steps. On Linux, this is
- Create a
_lldpduser and a
_lldpdgroup. This is needed for privilege seperation (increased security).
- Create the chroot (
/usr/local/var/run/lldpdby default). It is just an empty directory.
- Ensure that
lldpdis started at boot.
../configure accepts several options. You can get them with
../configure --help. The most interesting ones are
It has been added to the ports tree of OpenBSD (net/lldpd), FreeBSD (net-mgmt/lldpd) and NetBSD’s pkgsrc (net/lldpd). DragonFly uses the FreeBSD port with an overlay named DeltaPorts. ↩