freeradius + firebird, how install in Ubuntu Linux

Arran Cudbard-Bell a.cudbardb at
Fri Aug 22 06:26:22 CEST 2014

On 20 Aug 2014, at 14:50, A.L.M.Buxey at wrote:

> Hi,
>> I'm install firebird-dev package.
>> Result of command "sudo dpkg -L firebird-dev" 
> okay
>>          --with-rlm_sql_firebird \
>>          --with-rlm_sql_firebird_lib_dir=`/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/` \
>>          --with-rlm_sql_firebird_include_dir=`/usr/include/` \
> shouldnt need these, ./configure should pick up the info automagically
>> But, firebird deb is absent, although other packages, such as mysql, postgresql is present.
> ah - you mean the eg freeradius-firebird.deb package?   well, thats because the debian folk
> package up parts of freeradius seperately - you will need to check their code/scripts to
> find out how they do that for the pgsql etc and copy their technique.
> the basic build from source method (rather than create DEB) will compile a version of FR with support
> for the libraries etc and install required libraries.

Out of interest what is firebird even used for? Why would firebird be used over one of the other more
mainstream databases? Not criticising, just wondering why? :)

Arran Cudbard-Bell <a.cudbardb at>
FreeRADIUS development team

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