broken --prefix=/

Peter Nixon listuser at
Wed Aug 16 12:59:49 CEST 2006

On Wed 16 Aug 2006 13:03, Frank Cusack wrote:
> On August 16, 2006 12:22:01 PM +0300 Peter Nixon <listuser at> 
> > Hmm. It turns out that this is actually a false alarm. When installed on
> > a clean system the rpm works as expected, however on a currently working
> > system the rpm does not overwrite radiusd.conf and of course the existing
> > radiusd.conf has "libdir = /usr/lib/freeradius" not "libdir
> > = /usr/lib64/freeradius"
> But you should get a radiusd.conf.rpmnew, yes?  Not that this helps.

Yes. It creates that of course.

> > I am not quite sure how to handle this change cleanly as it is definitely
> > impolite to replace people's radiusd.conf but this will bite anyone
> > upgrading on 64bit platforms. (At least using the SUSE rpms, I dont know
> > about other platforms).
> You could write a %post script that changes libdir (perl -i -pe) on the
> existing radiusd.conf if the current value differs only in 32/64 bitness.
> %post
> %ifarch x86_64 [ other 64-bit arches you want to support ]
> libdir32=${%{_libdir}%%64}/freeradius
> /usr/bin/perl -i -pe "s:$libdir32:%{_libdir}/freeradius:"
> /etc/raddb/radiusd.conf %endif
> And you'd need a 'PreReq: perl' as well unless you have one of the
> very latest rpm versions that automatically figures out scriptlet deps.
> Probably not the cleanest solution but maybe it's good enough.

Thanks. Nice solution. I have added it to the spec.


Peter Nixon
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