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Tobias Brunner, 04.05.2011 11:39

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h1. strongSwan Installation Documentation
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h2. Live testing system
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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":http://openwrt.org/ images and should run on any x86 Linux system out of the box.
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h2. Distribution packages
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There are currently packages for:
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* "Debian":http://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=strongswan&searchon=names&suite=all&section=all
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* "Ubuntu":http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=strongswan&searchon=names&suite=all&section=all
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* "openSUSE":http://software.opensuse.org/search?p=1&q=strongswan
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* "Gentoo":http://packages.gentoo.org/package/net-misc/strongswan
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* "Maemo":http://maemo.org/packages/view/strongswan/
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h2. Compile yourself
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h3. Linux Kernel requirements
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strongSwan should run on most distros' kernels. If you build your own kernel, include [[KernelModules|the required modules]].
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h3. Building strongSwan
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We have changed the build system to autotools for the 4.x releases.
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There is a growing list of [[Autoconf45|autoconf options]] available:
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* [[Autoconf45|Autoconf options for 4.5 releases]] (current)
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* [[Autoconf44|Autoconf options for 4.4 releases]]
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* [[Autoconf43|Autoconf options for 4.3 releases]]
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* [[Autoconf42|Autoconf options for 4.2 releases]]
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* [[Autoconf41|Autoconf options for 4.1 releases]]
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Refer to the [[PluginList|list of plugins]] to learn more about the plugins that can be enabled with the above options.
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The build procedure is as with any autotools project:
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# "Download strongSwan":http://www.strongswan.org/download.html:
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<pre>
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 wget http://download.strongswan.org/strongswan-4.x.x.tar.bz2
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</pre>
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# Unpack the tarball:
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<pre>
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 tar xjvf strongswan-4.x.x.tar.bz2; cd strongswan-4.x.x
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</pre>
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# Configure strongSwan using some of the options above:
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<pre>
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 ./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --<your-options>
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</pre>
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# Build the sources and install the binaries as root:
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<pre>
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 make
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 sudo make install
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</pre>
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h3. Building strongSwan on other platforms
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* [[FreeBSD|strongSwan on FreeBSD]] (IKEv2 only)
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* [[MacOSX|strongSwan on Mac OS X]] (IKEv2 only)
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* [[Android|strongSwan on Android]] (IKEv2 only)