installation dirs on debian

Stephen Gran steve at
Fri Aug 11 16:17:23 CEST 2006

On Fri, Aug 11, 2006 at 04:00:49PM +0200, YvesDM said:
> Hi,
> Just starting with freeradius.
> I'm confused about installation directories.
> I'm trying to install freeradius on debian stable.
> When I install using apt-get (installs 1.0.2 currently), I get freeradius
> installed in /etc/freeradius.
> When I install the same version using the tar.gz it gets installed in
> /usr/local/etc/raddb/
> Why is that? The docs show me that /etc/freeradius is the new installation
> dir.
> If I want to use the tar.gz and compile myself, do I have to change the
> dir's by hand or is there an easier way to do this?
> I've looked into the debian directory in the tarball, but it doesn't learn
> me anything about this.
> Can someone point me to the right direction?

Take a look at the file debian/rules in the tarball.  It is the Makefile
for building debian packages from the tarball.  Several options are
passed to ./configure to make it install various directories in their
various places.  That should give you a start.
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