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Tobias Brunner, 09.07.2014 18:31

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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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* "Arch Linux":https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/strongswan/
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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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* "Fedora":http://pkgs.org/download/strongswan
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* "Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS via EPEL":http://pkgs.org/download/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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Since the release of strongSwan 4.x the GNU build system (Autotools) is used to build strongSwan.
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There is a growing list of configure options available (*note that many of these are enabled by default*):
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* [[Autoconf|Autoconf options for the most current release]]
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* [[Autoconf46|Autoconf options for 4.6 releases]]
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Refer to the [[PluginList|list of plugins]] to learn more about the plugins enabled with the above options.
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*Note:* Some plugins have dependencies on third-party libraries. To compile such plugins the header files of those libraries are required. Make sure these are installed on your system, e.g. by installing the appropriate _-dev_ package on Debian-based systems. Otherwise, the ./configure script will complain that it can't find the library or header files.
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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-x.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-x.x.x.tar.bz2; cd strongswan-x.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]]
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* [[MacOSX|strongSwan on Mac OS X]]
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* [[Android|strongSwan on Android]]