[Pkg-swan-devel] strongswan 5.2.0-2~bpo70+1 not starting at boot

Romain Francoise rfrancoise at debian.org
Wed Oct 15 09:38:43 UTC 2014


On Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 01:46:05AM +0200, Torbjørn Thorsen wrote:
> It seems that strongSwan from wheezy-backports doesn't start when the
> system boots up.

> I'm not sure exactly how sysv-init or insserv works, but I'm not
> finding the expected symlinks.

Yes, this is not specific to the wheezy-backports version. As far as I
can tell, the current version of strongswan-starter's postinst never
calls update-rc.d to create the symlinks at the first install. But as
it's a historical soup of debconf calls, half of which was cut'n'pasted
from another package, I haven't found the courage to investigate yet :)
(Also, the package now uses a systemd service to start charon in

In the meantime, calling `update-rc.d ipsec defaults' after installation
should be enough to get things working.

Romain Francoise <rfrancoise at debian.org>

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