strongSwan Installation Documentation » History » Version 32

Version 31 (Andreas Steffen, 02.02.2010 04:08) → Version 32/59 (Andreas Steffen, 29.03.2010 13:22)

h1. strongSwan Installation Documentation

h2. Live testing system

We have built a [[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.

h2. Distribution packages

There are currently packages for:
* "Debian":
* "Ubuntu":
* "openSUSE":
* "Gentoo":

h2. Compile yourself

h3. Linux Kernel requirements

strongSwan should run on most distros' kernels. If you build your own kernel, include [[KernelModules|the required modules]].

h3. Building strongSwan

We have changed the buid system to autotools for the 4.x releases. There is a growing list of [[Autoconf|autoconf options]] available:

* [[Autoconf44|Autoconf options for 4.4 releases]]
[[Autoconf| Autoconf options for 4.3 releases]] (current)
* [[Autoconf42|Autoconf options for 4.2 releases]]
* [[Autoconf41|Autoconf options for 4.1 releases]]

The build procedure is as with any autotools project:
tar jxvf strongswan-4.x.x.tar.bz2; cd strongswan-4.x.x
./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --<your-options>
sudo make install

h3. Building strongSwan on FreeBSD and Mac OS X

* [[FreeBSD|strongSwan on FreeBSD]] (IKEv2 only)
* [[MacOSX|strongSwan on Mac OS X]] (IKEv2 only)