Openswan on Ubuntu 16.04

Leroy Tennison leroy at
Wed Oct 25 16:38:48 UTC 2017

Thank you!  You not only answered my question but showed me how to answer similar questions in the future - much appreciated.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dimitri John Ledkov" <xnox at>
To: "Leroy Tennison" <leroy at>
Cc: "ubuntu-server" <ubuntu-server at>
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 11:20:40 AM
Subject: Re: Openswan on Ubuntu 16.04

On 25 October 2017 at 17:05, Leroy Tennison <leroy at> wrote:
> Was it dropped in favor of strongswan (can't find openswan on 16.04, used it
> on 14.04)?  I've searched the web but can't find anything about it.  If it
> was dropped, wondering why?  Thank's, don't need a detailed explanation,
> just confirmation it was dropped and maybe a brief "why".

* I went to
Which is a redirect to

* Top right corner View Full publishing history


* Ctrl-F search for deleted and expand the entries, i.e. top one:

Removal requested on 2014-07-04.
Deleted on 2014-07-04 by Colin Watson

(From Debian) RoQA; unmaintained, RC-buggy; Debian bug #736557

Published on 2014-04-23
Copied from debian sid in Primary Archive for Debian GNU/Linux


.... "Alternatives exist (e.g. strongswan)"

* back to ->

notice how it is available since at least precise 12.04 LTS in
universe, and since 14.04 LTS in main.



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