[Bridge] br_add_bridge: Package not installed

Small, Jim jim.small at eds.com
Mon Mar 29 09:28:17 PST 2004

If you do an lsmod, is the bridge module getting loaded?  If not, is it
compiled into your kernel?  If not, you will need to rebuild your kernel
with bridging support.

In the kernel configuration menu, go to Networking Options, 802.1d Ethernet
Bridging.  Make sure this is Yes or M and then rebuild your kernel.

<> Jim

-----Original Message-----
I am having a tough time simply getting the bridging to work with RedHat. 
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
[root at redman root]# brctl addbr br0
br_add_bridge: Package not installed
[root at redman temp]# uname -a
Linux redman 2.4.21-9.0.1.EL #1 Mon Feb 9 22:44:14 EST 2004 i686 i686 i386
[root at redman root]# rpm -q --all 'kernel*'
[root at redman temp]# rpm -q --all 'bridge*'
[root at redman root]# brctl
addbr  <bridge> add bridge
addif  <bridge> <device> add interface to bridge
delbr <bridge> delete bridge
delif <bridge> <device> delete interface from bridge
show show a list of bridges
showmacs <bridge> show a list of mac addrs
showstp <bridge> show bridge stp info
setageing <bridge> <time> set ageing time
setbridgeprio <bridge> <prio> set bridge priority
setfd <bridge> <time> set bridge forward delay
setgcint <bridge> <time> set garbage collection interval
sethello <bridge> <time> set hello time
setmaxage <bridge> <time> set max message age
setpathcost <bridge> <port> <cost> set path cost
setportprio <bridge> <port> <prio> set port priority
stp <bridge> <state> turn stp on/off
[root at redman root]#
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