Comments for Linux FreeS/WAN

06 Sep 2002 16:46 danbeck

Intersting project, but poorly organized and overly-complex install
The FreeS/WAN project group seems to be poorly organized. At the time of this comment, their website hadn't been updated since mid February; version information on the site was three versions behind and their online documention links did not work.

The install process is overly complex, forcing people to use their special and sparsely documented Makefile to patch and recompile your kernel. Excuse me, but I don't need to recompile my kernel, I only need to recompile the appropriate modules. After some serious searching, I was able to figure out how I could only make and install the modules themselves, but that was still broken, failing to copy the appropriate *.o files to my /lib/modules directories.

What ever happend to giving us sysadmins a patch and allowing us to make our own choices and decisions?

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