eap/tls freeradius openssl

Brian Ertel bsertel at amherst.edu
Tue Jan 13 22:13:07 CET 2009


In the FAQ under the title Install the desired rpm's it reads:

The rpm's under /usr/src/redhat/RPMS are the packages you'll want to install.

% sudo rpm -Uhv /usr/src/redhat/SRPMS/freeradius-2.1.1-7.fc10.src.rpm /usr/src/redhat/SRPMS/freeradius-libs-2.1.1-7.fc10.src.rpm

Under the RPM dir I have an i386 dir which includes:

freeradius-2.1.3-1.i386.rpm            freeradius-mysql-2.1.3-1.i386.rpm
freeradius-debuginfo-2.1.3-1.i386.rpm  freeradius-perl-2.1.3-1.i386.rpm
freeradius-devel-2.1.3-1.i386.rpm      freeradius-postgresql-2.1.3-1.i386.rpm
freeradius-krb5-2.1.3-1.i386.rpm       freeradius-python-2.1.3-1.i386.rpm
freeradius-ldap-2.1.3-1.i386.rpm       freeradius-unixODBC-2.1.3-1.i386.rpm
freeradius-libs-2.1.3-1.i386.rpm       freeradius-utils-2.1.3-1.i386.rpm

and the SRPM dir includes:


so the only file that I have that is a .src.rpm file is freeradius-2.1.3-1.src.rpm, how for example does the:

rpm -Uhv /usr/src/redhat/SRPMS/freeradius-2.1.1-7.fc10.src.rpm /usr/src/redhat/SRPMS/freeradius-libs-2.1.1-7.fc10.src.rpm command properly install the freeradius-libs-2.1.3-1.i386.rpm file?  In other words freeradius-libs-2.1.3-1.i386.rpm  is not a .src.rpm file right?


-----Original Message-----
From: freeradius-users-bounces+bsertel=amherst.edu at lists.freeradius.org on behalf of John Dennis
Sent: Tue 1/13/2009 1:33 PM
To: FreeRadius users mailing list
Subject: Re: eap/tls freeradius openssl
Craig White wrote: 

	On Tue, 2009-01-13 at 11:46 -0500, John Dennis wrote:

		Brian Ertel wrote:

			You are right, but the dir where the old radius was "make installed" is
			gone.  That is the original folder that was created after unzipping and
			installing the old ver. Of radius is gone.  Is there anything else I can do?

		You can recreate the tree, follow the same steps you did the first time 
		which was probably something like this:
		% tar xf freeradius-server.tar
		% cd freeradius-server
		% ./configure #passing the exact same parameters you used the first time
		% make
		Now instead of "make install" run make "make uninstall"
		Then you can delete the source tree.
		BTW, all this is basic Linux/Unix administration, the freeradius-users 
		list is not an appropriate place to learn these topics.

	seems to me that it attempts to load the files he installed from tarball
	that are in /usr/local/[bin|sbin] and that is what he needs to clean out
	before he ever attempts to use anything installed from rpm

Exactly. FWIW the paths are embedded as a consequence of parameters passed to configure. When you build from an SRPM the spec file passes different parameters to configure than the default configure parameters, thus the two installs will not likely conflict, but it's possible. Therefore the best course of action, to assure there are no conflicts and to reduce the inevitable confusion of having multiple copies installed in various locations is to remove the first installation and then do an RPM install.

An install copies many files into a variety of locations, the only way to assure you've removed all the files to use the same code to uninstall as was used to perform the install in the first place.

BTW, this is one reason why using the package manager on the target system (e.g. rpm, apt, dpkg, etc.) is always preferred because they know how to install and uninstall and keep a system consistent. When you go behind the back of these package managers by installing things manually (e.g. make install) you run the risk of screwing your system up unless you have advanced skills and know exactly what you're doing.

John Dennis <jdennis at redhat.com> <mailto:jdennis at redhat.com> 

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