Mysql/Mariadb support

Alan DeKok aland at
Wed Oct 17 20:13:13 CEST 2018

On Oct 17, 2018, at 2:09 PM, Geaaru <geaaru at> wrote:
> i'm ebuild maintainer of Freeradius package in Gentoo and i'm trying to
> handle correctly changes related with api changes between mariadb and
> mysql client libraries.

  Hopefully the changes aren't too bad...

> Current mysql freeradius driver use standard mysql C functions so I
> think that there aren't  needed changes about behaviour about this but
> I have some questions:
> Currently Gentoo permits to install both mysql client libraries for
> Mariadb and Mysql with a different path for Mariadb
> (/usr/include/mariadb/mysql.h) instead of standard classic
> (/usr/include/mysql/mysql.h) and in the same manner with a different
> naming on client libraries.
> For this, what could be a better solution for support both library from
> Freeradius devs side ?
>     a) add a new driver rlm_sql_mariadb with different include
> instruction and a different linking library ? 
>     b) customize rlm_sql_mysql driver for support both... fwis it's
> seems that configure try to check for libmysqlclient library also with
> option --with-mysql-lib-dir
>          and with Mariadb linking it's for libmariadb.

  I'd say (b).  I think it should be little more than updating the configure script to check for both MySQL and mariadb.

  Alan DeKok.

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