problem installing freeRadius Server

Gary Gatten Ggatten at
Mon Jan 24 10:42:21 CET 2011

I'm not sure what version of python is required, but I'm fairly certain the development version is. Make sure you have the development python package installed. Also, it may by default got to /usr/local/bin

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To: freeradius-users at <freeradius-users at>
Sent: Mon Jan 24 03:32:06 2011
Subject: problem installing freeRadius Server

Hello Friends,
I am trying to install free radius on a old linux machine. the configuration is as fillows

[root at localhost freeradius-server-2.1.10]# uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.4.20-8 #1 Thu Mar 13 17:54:28 EST 2003 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
[root at localhost freeradius-server-2.1.10]# whereis python
python: /usr/bin/python2.2 /usr/bin/python /usr/lib/python2.2 /usr/local/bin/python2.7 /usr/local/bin/python2.7-config /usr/local/bin/python /usr/local/lib/python2.7 /usr/include/python2.2 /usr/share/man/man1/python.1.gz
[root at localhost freeradius-server-2.1.10]#

While compiling the server i get following errors
root/vijay/freeradius-server-2.1.10/src/freeradius-devel/modules.h:12: warning: `used' attribute ignored
rlm_python.c: In function `python_error':
rlm_python.c:177: `PyGILState_STATE' undeclared (first use in this function)
rlm_python.c:177: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
rlm_python.c:177: for each function it appears in.)
rlm_python.c:177: parse error before "__gstate"
rlm_python.c:195: warning: implicit declaration of function `PyGILState_Release'
rlm_python.c:195: `__gstate' undeclared (first use in this function)
rlm_python.c: In function `python_init':
rlm_python.c:215: warning: passing arg 2 of `PyModule_AddIntConstant' discards qualifiers from pointer target type
rlm_python.c: In function `python_function':
rlm_python.c:352: `PyGILState_STATE' undeclared (first use in this function)
rlm_python.c:352: parse error before "gstate"

By default i had python2.2 installed in my linux PC under the path "/usr/bin/python2.2", in the mailing list somebody replied that new version of python is required, so I installed Python2.7.1. but in "/usr/bin" i can't see python2.7.1

Please let me know how can i fix this error and install the Radius server successfully.

Thank you in advance.

Thanks and Regards,


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