[Pkg-swan-devel] strongswan package split?

Romain Francoise rfrancoise at debian.org
Mon Dec 2 21:39:40 UTC 2013


Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at debian.org> writes:

> I'm currently wondering about the various strongswan packages and the
> way the binaries are split among them.

> Right now, it seems that strongswan-ike (the main strongswan package,
> shipping the charon daemon) also ship some useless stuff in most
> setups. [...]

Yes, I also think it'd be nice to slim down the required packages to the
bare minimum, and move less-useful plugins to optional binary packages.
libstrongswan in particular ships lots of useless plugins and has binary
dependencies that would be nice to drop (like libldap and libcurl)...

I don't really have a strong preference on whether we should just add a
new binary package (say strongswan-plugins-extra) to the current set and
move the extra stuff there, or reorganize everything as you suggest.

Romain Francoise <rfrancoise at debian.org>

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