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

Arran Cudbard-Bell a.cudbardb at
Wed Jan 29 13:03:23 CET 2014

On 23 Jan 2014, at 18:14, Alan DeKok <aland at> wrote:

> Arran Cudbard-Bell wrote:
>> 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
>> issues.
>  Ugh.  I'm not completely opposed to that solution, but it looks ugly
> to me.
>  The dict.c code shouldn't care much about the dictionaries, so long as
> they parse correctly.  It's about separation of responsibilities.
>  If there's a parse error, well... it's always because someone screwed
> up the dictionary versions.  Adding a more descriptive error won't help
> much here.  The people who screw that up are likely to be the same
> people who don't read error messages.

Now the dictionary path is hardcoded there's probably not much 
point in doing this.

I'm guessing the majority of versioning issues before were caused 
by people copying over old raddb/dictionary files into a new 3.0.0
config so it picked up the wrong dictionaries.

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

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