install ipsec tools

Ben Timby asp at
Tue May 25 13:35:43 PDT 2004

Xavier, you should attempt to install the package from the ports tree. 
FreeBSD uses the ports tree much like mandrake uses RPM files. The 
difference of course is that RPM files are binary packages while the 
ports tree simply provides a makefile which will fetch the source, 
configure and compile the software. The Additionally the FreeBSD folks 
verify that the makefiles work, and you will likely have good success 
installing from source in this manner. Ports are arranged in a file 
tree, so you need to find the specific folder that contains the port you 
wish to install, you can do a search in the following manner:

cd /usr/ports
make search key=racoon

All ports with that keyword in their name will be listed, go to the 
directory that is specified, and do:

make install

That will fetch/configure/compile/install the package for you.

Also, read the FreeBSD handbook concerning ports, and you should be all set.

Hopefully this helps.

xavier collot wrote:
> Hi !!
> I have mandrake 9.1 with a 2.6.6 kernel and I want to install the ipsec-tools3.2 on my server (freebsd 5.2) but I don't understand how I can do that? 
> Sorry if it seems stupid but I don't find the rpm file (if it exists).
> If I make a ./configure in the directory ipsec-tools3.2 I have an error (main.o) so I think it's depend of the library but when I make a ./configure in the directory racoon it's all right but the make doesn't work at all.
> Thanks for your answers.
> Xav
> PS: sorry for my english :)
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