Version 1 (modified by Victor Julien, 13 years ago) (diff)


Installation on Fedora Core

  1. Needed Packages
  2. Install from the Source
  3. Configuration

Needed Packages

To install Vuurmuur on Fedora Core you need this packages: Install them via yum or apt to resolve dependencies.

automake autoconf autoconf gcc gettext gettext-devel libtool which gcc-c++ ncurses-devel

Install 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-0.5.68.tar.gz, and store it on your disk
  2. unpack the archive with the command 'tar -xvzf Vuurmuur-0.5.68.tar.gz'
  3. enter the directory Vuurmuur-0.5.68
  4. Now run the install script: ./ --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)

  1. After some waiting you should get a success message.


To install Vuurmuur as a service copy the init script from e.g. "/usr/share/vuurmuur/scripts/" to "/etc/init.d/". To add and autostart the service type "chkconfig --add" and "chkconfig on" Then start Vuurmuur "/etc/init.d/ start"

At last you should install the logrotate skript. Simply copy /usr/share/vuurmuur/scripts/vuurmuur-logrotate to /etc/logrotate.d/