Freeradius-Devel Digest, Vol 18, Issue 3

Valts Mazurs valts at
Wed Oct 4 09:01:14 CEST 2006

See comments below:

>In case no one else decides to chime in here with sanity and reason...
> /usr/local is the "right" place for default installation - not only
>because it's the right place (and it definitely is), but because that
>is where it's been thus far and people have gotten used to it.  If
>some third party decides to repackage freeradius to confirm to their
>own fly-by-night naming convension, they should be the ones
>responsible for apologizing to their userbase and fixing the bugs that
>arise as a result of the transition.  Developer time is never well
>spent on fixing bugs associated with such useless operations as
>renaming config files or moving paths.  Plus, there are plenty of
>Solaris, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and NetBSD boxes out there that very
>happily run freeradius out of /usr/local, why force some stupid linux
>convention on them?

I totally agree with you. Since freeradius is not meant to run only on
Linux, sticking to weird linux-only standard would be stupid idea.

>lsb / fhs - Just because some people with no clue, no experience, and
>too much free time decided to put out a "standard" doesn't mean that
>the rest of the world must follow such idiocy.

Agree, agree :)


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