[Openswan Users] 2.2.x Requires LKM Support?

Michael Richardson mcr at xelerance.com
Thu Oct 7 11:58:45 CEST 2004


>>>>> "Paul" == Paul Wouters <paul at xelerance.com> writes:
    Paul> On Tue, 5 Oct 2004, Bryan McAninch wrote:

    >> I've just upgraded OpenSWAN from 2.1.5 to 2.2.0, kernel 2.4.27.
    >> I encountered an error during kernel (re)compilation -
    >> "modversion.h not found" in ipsec_alg.c. This was remedied by
    >> adding LKM support - but, for security reasons, I prefer not to
    >> have LKM support on VPN / firewall devices. I had no issues with

  You are my kind of man.
  I wish that I could force some of the distro maintainers to live
without modules for a week.

    >> lack of LKM support in the 2.1.5 release, so I'm wondering, will
    >> this be a permanent thing in 2.2.x or is this just a temporary
    >> compilation bug?

    Paul> This is a temporary problem. It's on Michael's todo list.  I
    Paul> am not sure if just removing the include file fixes
    Paul> this. Michael?

  In your case, just remove the #include line.
  In general, for module builds we include modversions.h on the command
line,  but algorithm code itself wants to link to modules, so it gets 
  (You could have a statically linked KLIPS that loads dynamic algorithms)

  Please report a compilation bug -- we should create a build test case
that builds a kernel without LKM enabled at all.

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