Compiling OpenVPN for QNX Neutrino

OpenVPN is an open-source application to securely tunnel IP networks over a single TCP/UDP port, with support for SSL/TLS-based session authentication and key exchange, packet encryption, packet authentication, and packet compression. Here's how to compile it on QNX Neutrino:

  1. Download the OpenVPN source from
  2. Untar the file, and then enter the created directory:
    tar -zxvf openvpn-2.3.11.tar.gz
    cd openvpn-2.3.11
  3. Create a build-hooks script to set target-specific settings for the addvariant tool:
    • Add the io-pkt directory to include paths for types_bsd.h.
    • Set fork_works to yes for QNX targets.
    • Disable auth-pam for QNX targets.

    For example:

    echo '#!/bin/ksh
    function hook_preconfigure {
         CPPFLAGS="$CPPFLAGS -I$QNX_TARGET/usr/include/io-pkt"
         configure_opts="${configure_opts} --disable-plugin-auth-pam"
         configure_opts="${configure_opts} ac_cv_func_fork_works=yes"
    ' > build-hooks
    chmod 777 build-hooks
  4. Add the QNX Neutrino target type to the configure script. Edit this file, search for the *-*-linux*) line, and add the following above it:
    $as_echo "#define TARGET_QNXNTO 1" >>confdefs.h
    cat >>confdefs.h <<_ACEOF
    #define TARGET_PREFIX "Q"
  5. Add QNX Neutrino target to the file. This change defines TARGET_NETBSD, so that QNX Neutrino is handled like NetBSD. Search for Are we running on, and add the following:
    /* Are we running on QNX Neutrino? */
    #undef TARGET_QNXNTO
    #ifdef TARGET_QNXNTO
    /* QNX mirrors the NetBSD implementation */
    #define TARGET_NETBSD
  6. Update the source to include the NetBSD headers; edit src/openvpn/tun.c, search for PR 32944, and add the following after #elif defined (TARGET_NETBSD):
    #ifdef TARGET_QNXNTO
    #include <sys/types_bsd.h>
  7. Update IV_PLAT to indicate QNX Neutrino; edit src/openvpn/ssl.c, search for IV_PLAT=linux, and add the following after that line:
    #elif defined(TARGET_QNXNTO)
          buf_printf (&out, "IV_PLAT=qnx\n");
  8. Update the source to use IP_RECVDSTADDR instead of IP_PKTINFO, because struct in_pktinfo isn't exactly the same as for other targets. Edit src/openvpn/socket.h, and add the following after the declaration of struct openvpn_sockaddr:
    #ifdef TARGET_QNXNTO
     #undef HAVE_IN_PKTINFO
     #undef IP_PKTINFO
  9. Set up the QNX SDP build environment:
    source base_directory/

    where base_directory is where you installed QNX SDP.

  10. Add the supported targets:
    addvariant nto arm le-v7
    addvariant nto x86 o
    addvariant nto aarch64 le
    addvariant nto x86_64 o
  11. Build the targets:

The binaries are located in the specific directory for each target. For example, the openvpn binary is placed in the following: