freeradius 3.0.0 fails to start on ppc64 and s390 architectures

Arran Cudbard-Bell a.cudbardb at
Thu Nov 14 14:29:01 CET 2013

On 14 Nov 2013, at 02:48, John Dennis <jdennis at> wrote:

> On the ppc64 and s390 architectures radiusd fails to start emitting
> these errors:
> Error: /etc/raddb/mods-enabled/echo[34]: Cannot read output pairs if
> wait = no
> Error: /etc/raddb/mods-enabled/echo[34]: Instantiation failed for module
> "echo"
> The problem is due to using the wrong type in the module config struct
> passed to the config file parser. The type was declared as bool but
> conffile.c treats PW_TYPE_BOOLEAN as an int. This causes an if test to
> fail because the bool value is not true when it should be. This is in
> rlm_exec.c. I found 1 other module which had bool's declared for
> PW_TYPE_BOOLEAN config items, rlm_pap.c.

Out of interest did the compiler emit warnings about the size mismatch? 

Bool is the correct type to use here, the conffile code should be updated
to treat booleans as the bool type.

It shouldn't be that hard to find where boolean values are using in module
configurations, i'll take a look at completing the conversion from int to

Arran Cudbard-Bell <a.cudbardb at>
FreeRADIUS Development Team

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