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Martin Willi, 14.12.2007 11:01


= strongSwan Installation Documentation =

Live testing system
We have built a [wiki:OpenWRTDemo small test system] to run strongSwan without installation or configuration. It is based on a UML kernel, two small OpenWRT images and should run on any x86 Linux system out of the box. Distribution packages

There are currently packages for: * [http://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=strongswan&searchon=names&suite=all&section=all Debian] * [http://packages.ubuntu.com/cgi-bin/search_packages.pl?searchon=names&version=all&exact=1&keywords=strongswan Ubuntu] * [http://software.opensuse.org/search?p=1&q=strongswan openSUSE] * [http://packages.gentoo.org/search/?sstring=strongswan Gentoo]

Compile yourself

=== Kernel requirements ===
strongSwan should run on most distros' kernels. If you build your own kernel, include [wiki:KernelModules the required modules].

=== Building strongSwan ===
We have changed the buid system to autotools for the 4.x releases. There is a growing [wiki:Autoconf list of autoconf options] available. The build procedure is as with any autotools project: {{{
wget http://download.strongswan.org/strongswan-your-version.tar.bz2
tar jxvf strongswan-your-version.tar.bz2; cd strongswan-your-version
./configure --your-options
make
sudo make install
}}}