Issues with building Freeradius on CentOS 6.5: need rlm_cache

Stefan Paetow Stefan.Paetow at
Sat Jun 14 15:40:54 CEST 2014

On the standard CentOS/RHEL platform, the only dependency hell you would have is if you used the Fedora SRPM and didn't replace the SPEC file. It includes a reference to systemd-units which does not really exist for the EL6 platform.

All other build packages should be standard and present and not present any issues.

Anyway… Nick from RedHat is on this list, so it would be a question for Nick, how 2.2.x could be pushed into the 6.x repos to replace 2.1.12 (the last official version).


From: at [ at] on behalf of Brandon B. Jozsa [bjozsa at]
Sent: 14 June 2014 13:39
To: Alan Buxey
Cc: FreeRadius users mailing list
Subject: Re: Issues with building Freeradius on CentOS 6.5: need rlm_cache

It wasn't any limitation of the documentation or freeradius at all. To me, it's a limitation of some of the Linux distros. I'm a fan of FreeBSD for servers, but our requirement is using either RHEL or Centos. When you build on those systems it seems like you're locked in dependency hell. I could have built from spec, but then some other operations group has to support it after it's developed. And of course that makes the system less supportable for the masses. Is there any way to get this 2.5 version into the Centos 6 stable repos? My main issue was the need for it's a direct requirement for my needs in this case.

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On Jun 14, 2014, at 3:40 AM, Alan Buxey <A.L.M.Buxey at<mailto:A.L.M.Buxey at>> wrote:

I guess it depends on what your search terms were but it's always surprising how many people use 3rd party docs rather than the official docs and how many people write up their own web pages rather than contributing to or fixing the official docs.


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