where is openvswitch-ipsec package

Asked by Amir Yungman on 2021-01-20

Following this nice tutorial

# apt-get install dkms strongswan
# dpkg -i libopenvswitch_*.deb openvswitch-common_*.deb \
      openvswitch-switch_*.deb openvswitch-datapath-dkms_*.deb \
      python-openvswitch_*.deb openvswitch-pki_*.deb \

failed to install or locate any openvswitch-ipsec package to install.
- Is it replaced ?
- Where can I find tutorial for using ipsec with openvswitch?

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Did you download the deb files?

Amir Yungman (ayungman) said : #3

That's my question - where are the deb files?
I search for them online, found few but not the openvswitch-ipsec_*.deb

Just run:

sudo apt install openvswitch-switch python3-openvswitch openvswitch-common

Should do it

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #5

It seems that a openvswitch-ipsec package does no more exist in Ubuntu releases 18.04 and later (was removed between version 2.6.1 and 2.7.0)

Which Ubuntu release are you running?

Amir Yungman (ayungman) said : #6

Yep, that's what I found also about "Ubuntu releases 18.04 and later"

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS kernel 5.4.0-26-generic
when running "sudo apt install openvswitch..." I get:
openvswitch-switch is already the newest version (2.13.0-0ubuntu1).

this link is obsolete?

Is that mean that "Encrypt Open vSwitch Tunnels with IPsec" is no longer possible ??

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #7

Checking the openvswitch changelog in Debian https://metadata.ftp-master.debian.org/changelogs//main/o/openvswitch/openvswitch_2.15.0~git20210104.def6eb1ea+dfsg1-4_changelog shows for version 2.11.0+2019.06.25+git.9ebe795035+ds1-2

  * Reintroduce the openvswitch-ipsec package.

I do not know why Ubuntu did not follow Debian in that respect.

This might be a bug in Ubuntu packaging that should be reported accordingly.

Amir Yungman (ayungman) said : #8

found before:

openvswitch (2.8.1+dfsg1-5) unstable; urgency=medium
  * Removed deprecated openvswitch-ipsec (Closes: #887031).

so either its indeed obsolete and there is no replacement.
or should it be reported as bug? missing?

how to report?

You can start the process with:

ubuntu-bug openvswitch

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #10

Look at the history in Debian:

2.8.1 - Removed deprecated openvswitch-ipsec

2.11.0 - Reintroduce the openvswitch-ipsec package.

So it seems that it is no more deprecated but missing in Ubuntu.

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