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Version 40 (Tobias Brunner, 04.05.2011 11:39) → Version 41/59 (Tobias Brunner, 04.08.2011 09:15)

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":http://openwrt.org/ images and should run on any x86 Linux system out of the box.

h2. Distribution packages

There are currently packages for:
* "Debian":http://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=strongswan&searchon=names&suite=all&section=all
* "Ubuntu":http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=strongswan&searchon=names&suite=all&section=all
* "openSUSE":http://software.opensuse.org/search?p=1&q=strongswan
* "Gentoo":http://packages.gentoo.org/package/net-misc/strongswan
* "Maemo":http://maemo.org/packages/view/strongswan/

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 build system to autotools for the 4.x releases.

There is a growing list of [[Autoconf|autoconf [[Autoconf45|autoconf options]] available:

* [[Autoconf|Autoconf [[Autoconf45|Autoconf options for 4.5 releases]] (current)
* [[Autoconf44|Autoconf options for 4.4 releases]]
* [[Autoconf43|Autoconf options for 4.3 releases]]
* [[Autoconf42|Autoconf options for 4.2 releases]]
* [[Autoconf41|Autoconf options for 4.1 releases]]

Refer to the [[PluginList|list of plugins]] to learn more about the plugins that can be enabled with the above options.

The build procedure is as with any autotools project:

# "Download strongSwan":http://www.strongswan.org/download.html:
<pre>
wget http://download.strongswan.org/strongswan-4.x.x.tar.bz2
</pre>
# Unpack the tarball:
<pre>
tar xjvf strongswan-4.x.x.tar.bz2; cd strongswan-4.x.x
</pre>
# Configure strongSwan using some of the options above:
<pre>
./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --<your-options>
</pre>
# Build the sources and install the binaries as root:
<pre>
make
sudo make install
</pre>

h3. Building strongSwan on other platforms

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