wiki:Installation

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Installation

Installation instructions for installing from source

Installing from source is made easy with a install script. The steps that need to be taken for this type of installation will be explained below.

  1. download the archive, e.g. Vuurmuur-0.5.72.tar.gz, and store it on your disk
  2. unpack the archive with the command 'gzip -cd Vuurmuur-0.5.72.tar.gz | tar xvf -'
  3. enter the directory Vuurmuur-0.5.72
  4. Now run the install script: ./install.sh --install --defaults (this will use the default locations, /etc/vuurmuur for the config, /usr/bin/ for the binaries, /usr/share/vuurmuur for misc files and /var/log/vuurmuur for logs)
  5. After some waiting you should get a success message.
  6. To make sure Vuurmuur gets started on boot, please look at the vuurmuur-initd.sh script in /usr/share/vuurmuur/scripts/.

If you run into trouble, make sure to check the installation Faq.

Installation instructions for installing from Autopackage

If you are using the x86 architecture this is an easy installation method. An autopackage (http://www.autopackage.org/) is a distribution independent installer. Installation is very easy!

  1. download the package, e.g. Vuurmuur-0.5.72.x86.package
  2. run the package: 'sh Vuurmuur-0.5.72.x86.package'
  3. if you don't have Autopackage installed yet, it will be downloaded automatically (requires internet access)
  4. done!

You can pass the --prefix <path> parameter to the package. This will allow you to select another installation path then the one defined in /etc/autopackage/config. Default is /usr. This will use a config directory of /etc/vuurmuur. If you select another prefix with the --prefix <path> parameter, the config directory will be <path>/etc/vuurmuur, so for /usr/local, the config will be in /usr/local/etc/vuurmuur.

If you run into trouble, make sure to check the installation Faq.

Installation instructions for specific distributions

If you use a distro not mentioned here, please consider adding it to the list!


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