[ANN] Version 3.0.0-rc1

Matthew Newton mcn4 at leicester.ac.uk
Mon Sep 9 17:02:18 CEST 2013

On Mon, Sep 09, 2013 at 03:18:06PM +0100, Arran Cudbard-Bell wrote:
> This negates problems caused by installing over the top of a
> previous installation, which IMHO is always an extremely bad
> idea with any unpackaged software.

...or even packaged software.

FWIW, I put all freeradius config in /srv/radius, and then
/etc/default/freeradius sets the daemon option '-d /srv/radius'.
Even with Debian's pretty good system of not overwriting config
files, I want to a) guarantee that my config never gets touched,
and b) not have to be asked about changed config files at package
upgrade time. Moving my config to a different location solves that

It also means that I have a reference raddb in the standard
location, so I can refer to it. My config is mostly stripped of
comments for brevity (and my sanity). The reference config has
them all in.

I can't personally see why anyone would 'make install' on top of a
working config on a server and trust the install to not touch any
local changes. Even if I'm 99.99% sure it won't, I'd be too
worried to do it when there's an easy alternative. But I guess
some are just more adventurous than me! :)



Matthew Newton, Ph.D. <mcn4 at le.ac.uk>

Systems Specialist, Infrastructure Services,
I.T. Services, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH, United Kingdom

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