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Old 09-01-2018, 12:41 PM   #1
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Unhappy Who can run swanctl in Slackware?


strongSwan's new communicating interface uses swanctl to start/stop/reload it's core daemon 'charon', the swanctl tool does these jobs by calling a new systemd daemon 'charon-systemd'. But I cannot build successfully the 'charon-systemd', it seemed obviously that Slackware does not support it. What do I do if I have to use swanctl from strongSwan?

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Old 09-01-2018, 01:09 PM   #2
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There is a SlackBuild for strongswan @ https://slackbuilds.org. I just used it to build and install successfully a package for Slackware 14.2. Did you try it?

PS the package includes binaries swanctl and ipsec ass well as pki and shared libaries libstrongswan, libcharon and livici, also libcharon.la.

PPS I also cloned the git repo, then ran autogen.sh && ./configure --help. Got this line under "Optional features":
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--enable-systemd        enable systemd specific IKE daemon charon-systemd.
Just don't enable it as of course you neither need it nor can use it on Slackware, then everything will be fine: An IKE daemon will be built that don't rely on systemd but works on Slackware.

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Old 09-01-2018, 07:12 PM   #3
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There is a SlackBuild for strongswan @ https://slackbuilds.org. I just used it to build and install successfully a package for Slackware 14.2. Did you try it?

PS the package includes binaries swanctl and ipsec ass well as pki and shared libaries libstrongswan, libcharon and livici, also libcharon.la.

PPS I also cloned the git repo, then ran autogen.sh && ./configure --help. Got this line under "Optional features":
Code:
--enable-systemd        enable systemd specific IKE daemon charon-systemd.
Just don't enable it as of course you neither need it nor can use it on Slackware, then everything will be fine: An IKE daemon will be built that don't rely on systemd but works on Slackware.
I knew the SlackBuild or building from tarball resulted in a workable strongSwan. I tried the both ways and used for a while. Currently on my Slack, I was running the tarball build one. But my question is for another point: I as wondering how can I run swanctl in Slack. From the swanctl doc, I read that it requested to start charon-systemd before starting swanctl. However, it seemed impossible to have charon-systemd on Slack.

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Old 09-02-2018, 02:10 AM   #4
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I knew the SlackBuild or building from tarball resulted in a workable strongSwan. I tried the both ways and used for a while. Currently on my Slack, I was running the tarball build one. But my question is for another point: I as wondering how can I run swanctl in Slack. From the swanctl doc, I read that it requested to start charon-systemd before starting swanctl. However, it seemed impossible to have charon-systemd on Slack.
You don't tell on which doc you read that charon-systemd should be started before starting swanctl (pointer to this doc, please?), but it's certainly in a scenario where the --enable-systemd has been used and again this is fully optional, so just don't include this option.

Anyway, the SlackBuild has certainly been tested for starting swanctl, so yes it will run on Slackware without systemd. Furthermore if you use the SlackBuild you will get after installation in /usr/doc/strongswan-5.6.2 the file README that I attach to this post and that should get you started.
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Old 09-04-2018, 02:04 PM   #5
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Have you tried just running swanctl? Their wiki has the command fairly well documented.

https://wiki.strongswan.org/projects...n/wiki/swanctl

Do you get errors about systemd when running swanctl with your package or are you just assuming it won't work since the internet says it relies on charon-systemd?
 
  


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