Package Details: openswan

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Package Base: openswan
Description: Open Source implementation of IPsec for Linux
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Licenses: GPL, custom
Conflicts: ipsec-tools, strongswan
Submitter: Allan
Maintainer: severach
Last Packager: severach
Votes: 143
Popularity: 0.35
First Submitted: 2009-11-07 14:39
Last Updated: 2020-12-20 00:35

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yochaigal commented on 2015-10-21 20:29

I had to add "-UNSTABLE" to the pkgver call in order to get this to build properly.

ReLaxLex commented on 2015-09-25 13:59

Nice catch BombStrike
I was using -j8, using anything lower than 8 fixes the issue.

Had set MAKEFLAGS="-j8" in /etc/makepkg.conf because 'nproc' returned 8 on my laptop ;-)


BombStrike commented on 2015-09-09 04:56

For those hitting the "fatal error: No such file or directory" error.
Seems like the issue comes from parallel builds on fast CPUs, my guess is that in some rare cases make tries to compile the lexer before bison is done generating it.
Just setting "options=(!makeflags)" in the PKGBUILD should help with those cases.

adambot commented on 2015-08-19 01:54

2.6.44 is released:

dacoit commented on 2015-08-13 13:32

I was able to reproduce the error on gcc-multilib 5.2.0-2 but not on gcc 5.2.0-2 on my x86_64 machine. Not at all sure of the cause.. some kind of bison thing?

ReLaxLex commented on 2015-08-10 06:42


version 2.6.43 fails to build with error:
openswan/src/openswan-2.6.43/lib/libipsecconf/parser.y: warning: 2 shift/reduce conflicts [-Wconflicts-sr]
openswan/src/openswan-2.6.43/lib/libipsecconf/parser.y: warning: 4 reduce/reduce conflicts [-Wconflicts-rr]
openswan/src/openswan-2.6.43/lib/libipsecconf/keywords.c:37:24: fatal error: No such file or directory

Any else seeing this error?
I'm using gcc version 5.2.0 (gcc-multilib 5.2.0-1)


JohRest commented on 2015-01-04 19:33


I'm trying to install openswan from the AUR, but when attempting to deploy the final package via pacman -U I get the following:

Pakete (1) openswan-2.6.42-2

+ deleted some german text with no relevance..

Fehler: Konnte den Vorgang nicht durchführen (In Konflikt stehende Dateien)
openswan: /var/run existiert im Dateisystem

The message says; unable to complete (conflict)
openswan: /var/run is existing in filesystem.

Any hints what to do? The directory indeed does exist... I'm a little bit cautions to simply delete it in order to succeed...

Any advice?

Thanks in advance!


uuwe commented on 2014-11-25 02:50

/usr/lib/openswan/setup is an invalid symlink to /etc/rc.d/ipsec. it's causing some programs that use "ipsec setup" to fail.

here's a patch:

tuxfanou commented on 2014-10-29 14:52

An update is avable from october 21th (2.6.42). Can you update it ?

yan12125 commented on 2014-09-06 14:28

Please separate build commands from package() and put them in build()