MLNX_OFED 4.7- Installation failed on Ubuntu 18.04 ARM platform

Downloaded the MLNX_OFED V4.7- to ARM platform.


My platform OS:

​uname -a:

5.0.0-31-generic #33~18.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 1 10:19:33 UTC 2019 aarch64 aarch64 aarch64 GNU/Linux

When install the OFED drivers to the platform, report failures.

./mlnxofedinstall --upstream-libs --add-kernel-support --without-fw-update --force

message below.

Creating deb for: mlnx-ofed-hypervisor-user-only

Built mlnx-ofed-hypervisor-user-only deb

Error: no packages files were found in ‘/tmp/MLNX_OFED_LINUX-4.7-’ directory!

I followed the steps from below. how to fix the issues?

Please note that the OFED 4.6 installation is successful.



Hello Jerry,

Thank you for posting your question on the Mellanox Community.

On a local setup I made a ubuntu machine with the same specifications as your machine and installed the Mellanox MLNX_OFED as shown bellow:

# ./mlnxofedinstall --upstream-libs --without-fw-update --force

Logs dir: /tmp/MLNX_OFED_LINUX.32432.logs

General log file: /tmp/MLNX_OFED_LINUX.32432.logs/general.log

Below is the list of MLNX_OFED_LINUX packages that you have chosen

(some may have been added by the installer due to package dependencies):


Skipping FW update.

Installation passed successfully

To load the new driver, run:

# /etc/init.d/openibd restart

As you are using Ubuntu there is no need for --add-kernel-support option as the Dynamic Kernel Module Support (DKMS) handles these functions.

You also need to have the proper kernel headers and modules install which can be done with

apt-get install linux-image-5.0.0-31-generic linux-headers-5.0.0-31-generic

Mellanox OFED requires certain packages which can be installed with

apt-get install perl dpkg autotools-dev autoconf libtool automake m4 dkms debhelper tcl tcl8.5 chrpath swig graphviz tcl-dev tcl8.5-dev tk-dev tk8.5-dev bison flex dpatch zlib1g-dev curl libcurl4-gnutls-dev python-libxml2 libvirt-bin libvirt0 libnl-3-dev libglib2.0-dev libgfortran3 automake m4 pkg-config libnuma-dev logrotate ethtool lsof libnl-route-3-dev

You can

under the Hardware and Software Requirements section.

If you need any further assistance, please do not hesitate to open a Mellanox Technical Support Ticket, by sending an email to

Kind Regards,

~Mellanox Technical Support.

Hi, Abigail

Thanks a lot for your prompt support!

With your instructions, I could install the OFED 4.7 to my platform without errors now.

And the installation for Kernel 4.15 works fine.