Version consistency checks (v3.0.x and master)

Arran Cudbard-Bell a.cudbardb at
Thu Jan 23 18:43:16 CET 2014

On 23 Jan 2014, at 17:24, Alan DeKok <aland at> wrote:

> Phil Mayers wrote:
>> And the dictionaries. Maybe a special comment:
>> # dict version=x.x
>  That's possible.  The simplest thing is to update a special value in
> the dictionary files.  It's awkward, but really only necessary for every
> release.

Probably easiest just to add a VERSION keyword and check it's value
against RADIUS_VERSION any time it's found in a dictionary.

Just adding VERSION to share/dictionary will solve most versioning

>> The answer is probably "no that's crazy" but I don't suppose ABI /
>> symbol versioning helps here?
>  Some.  The issue is that we make changes to internal data structures.
> So the old libraries aren't really compatible with the new binaries.
> The typical library versioning approach isn't fine-grained enough.  And
> symbol versioning doesn't deal with changes to data structures.

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

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