Bug 808612 - strongswan binary renaming side-effect
strongswan binary renaming side-effect
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: strongswan (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Pavel Šimerda (pavlix)
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-03-30 16:26 EDT by Thomas Jansen
Modified: 2013-02-13 21:56 EST (History)
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Description Thomas Jansen 2012-03-30 16:26:20 EDT
The strongswan binary is renamed during the build process by this line in the spec file:

mv %{buildroot}%{_sbindir}/{ipsec,%{name}}

The changed binary name is not reflected in the source code though. The binary tries to start scripts, e.g. when a connection is brought up or down, by calling itself using the name 'ipsec' rather than the renamed 'strongswan'. The relevant source code can be found in src/pluto/kernel.c, where DEFAULT_UPDOWN is used to build a command line. Since 'ipsec' is not a valid binary name in the path, executing the script fails.

Suggested fix: Add this substitution with sed to the spec file 

sed -i 's/DEFAULT_UPDOWN "ipsec _updown"/DEFAULT_UPDOWN "strongswan _updown"/' src/pluto/kernel.c

Alternatively create a patch from the substitution above.

Regards, Thomas
Comment 1 Fedora Update System 2012-03-30 17:15:51 EDT
strongswan-4.6.2-2.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2012-04-11 22:40:26 EDT
strongswan-4.6.2-2.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
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