MathieuAuclair MathieuAuclair - 11 months ago 147
Linux Question

python error while ipsec verify under archlinux

I've been trying to setup a l2tp vpn connection for my computer, and while following the guide, I felt on a python error on line 84
link to the Openswan L2TP/IPsec VPN client setup guide.

ipsec verify


File "/usr/local/libexec/ipsec/verify", line 84
print "\t[%s%s%s]"%(FAIL,rtext,ENDC)
^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax


OpenSwan service is up and running, and I've checked in
/etc/ipsec.conf
and
/etc/ipsec.d/
to check if there was anything wrong and it does not look like it,
does anyone have an idea of what I could use for a work around

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Answer Source

Your error indicates that you are executing a python2 script with python3.

# python3
print('hi')
# python2
print 'hi'

Based on the xelerance/Openswan's ipsec/verify source, the shebang (first line of the script) indicates it will be using /usr/bin/python which in your case, on ArchLinux, is python3 ;)

#!/usr/bin/python

As described in the archlinux python wiki you may replace python with python2 directly on the file and it should start running again.

You could probably do a pull request directly on the project to ask for python3 support or at least using an env shebang like the following:

#!/usr/bin/env python

You can also manually change the file on your system with a python2 shebang

#!/usr/bin/env python2

As long as you have python2 installed on your system ;)

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