Newbie: General Questions About Installation

Kris Benson kbenson at
Sat Aug 6 23:09:59 CEST 2005

FreeRadius users mailing list <freeradius-users at> on
August 6, 2005 at 00:25 -0800 wrote:
>in console just type apt-get install freeradius   or use synaptic package 
>managed (x windows / gnome ) and do a search for Freeradius.   that will 
>install and create the user/group freerad  and put all the files in their 
>appropriate place.
>once thats done your configuration files will be in /etc/freeradius    
>radiusd.conf to your liking & clients.conf etc 

There's one major issue with the Debian freeradius package -- any module
that requires hooks to OpenSSL is not included due to some legal issue. 
This includes eap_tls, eap_ttls, eap_peap, etc.

The compile-from-source solution works well -- you just need to apt-get
install these:
libldap2-dev (if you want LDAP support)


Kris Benson, CCP, I.S.P.
Technical Analyst, District Projects
School District #57 (Prince George)

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