FreeRadius 2.1.10 with Oracle support under Fedora 14

John Dennis jdennis at
Tue Jul 5 17:14:42 CEST 2011

On 07/05/2011 08:33 AM, Fajar A. Nugraha wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 7:12 PM, Aurélien Lafranchise
> <aurelien_lafranchise at>  wrote:
>>> Short version, you need to compile oracle support yourself. There
>>> won't be any distro ship with freeradius-oracle due to lincense issue
>>> (well, except Oracle Linux, if they want to).
>> I don't understand why, because the instant client is a free tool so why not
>> use it directly in the FreeRadius package ? It exists a Oracle package for
>> Perl...
> As Alan said, licensing issues.
> I don't know about perl, but php's Oracle support basically just
> distribute php's part of the source code. You still need to download
> Oracle's software separately, and compile it.
> The main difference between php's method and FR is that php allows you
> to built just a module without the need for the complete php source
> code. AFAIK that's not possible in FR.
>>> What's wrong the 2.1.11 that you compiled earlier?
>> Two problems with 2.1.11 :
>> firstly, it was a mess on my server because I mixed the two versions
>> secondly, I compile but it was not ok with Oracle (don't know why), and I am
>> using chkconfig for configuring the services and I didn't manage
>> start/stop/restart with the service command.
> A "clean" way to do this is:
> - get F14's freeradius SRPM
> - modify the spec file so it will build oracle module
> - build the RPM on your box
> - install it to replace F14's RPM
> All that should be doable, but takes time. I doubt anyone will go out
> of their way to help you do that for free. So you have some
> alternatives:
> - wait and pray, hope someone will give you what you need
> - learn about how RPM works, and do it yourself
> ( is a
> good start)
> - ask for quotation from professional service, and if it's within your
> budget, pay them (I think should provide the
> service. Ask Alan to be sure).
> - post a bounty with your budget and requirement, and hope someone
> with enough experience can take it.


It explains how to build RPM's and other handy info for working with 
FreeRADIUS on Fedora, RHEL, and CentOS.

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