[Openswan Users] Patching the kernel with openswan

Hugo Sousa sousa.hugo at netcabo.pt
Wed Jan 21 17:45:24 CET 2004

This is how I patch the Kernel (in RH9)
- I Install GMP
./configure --prefix=/usr/local
make install

./configure --prefix=/

Recompiling the KERNEL

cd /usr/src/linux
make mrproper
make menuconfig
make dep
make clean
make bzImage (usa compressao bzip2)
make modules
make modules_install

cd /root/openswan
make menugo 
cd /usr/src/linux
make modules_install

I copy the bzImage to /boot

If everything OK I edit lilo.conf and add


Also I Create the RAM drive...

mkinitrd /boot/initrd-2.x.img 2.x


Is there any faster/better way to do this???

Please helpe me because I loose all of my time trying to patch the kernel
then testing the tunnels! :/

Hugo Sousa
SysAdmin / NetworkAdmin

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Wouters [mailto:paul at xtdnet.nl] 
Sent: quarta-feira, 21 de Janeiro de 2004 17:28
To: Hugo Sousa
Cc: users at lists.openswan.org
Subject: Re: [Openswan Users] Patching the kernel with openswan

On Wed, 21 Jan 2004, Hugo Sousa wrote:

> Hi, I need a little hint on the part of compiling openswan... 
> This is what the README tells to do...
> iii) 	In the Openswan source dir:
> Quick way: "make menugo && make minstall"
> Step by step way: 
> "make insert && make oldmod && make programs && make minstall" 

Guess the readme should change "oldmod" for "module".
> When I use the Quick Way... after make menugo .. it ends with a few 
> errors and the bzImage file is not generated using the step by step... 
> the bzImage is also not generated

Without the actual errors, we can't really help you further. It could be
that you already have some *swan applied to your kernel tree, or that some
other kernel bit is giving you troubles.

> What are the corrects steps to patch the kernel?

"make module minstall" is all you should need.


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