FreeRadius 3 deb packages upgrade

Zenon Mousmoulas zmousm at
Mon Sep 8 12:02:42 CEST 2014

On 2014-09-08 12:04, Rui Ribeiro wrote:
> Been using FreeRadius 3  deb compiled packages for a while here. At
> first I installed them locally and had no problem; however when doing
> the upgrade from a repository, the upgrades always overwrite my eap
> file in /etc/freeradius/mods-enabled with the original file.
> In the modules directory I am doing links to the files I have not
> modified, and I have the full files when modifying them.
> Is this intended behaviour or should I leave only links in
> mods-enabled and do full modifications in mods-available? (will also
> test this situation in my next upgrade)

I think the problem is that symlinks are not considered as conffiles 
(which are not overridden on upgrade). So if you run debsums -e 
freeradius-config | grep mods-enabled, you wonn't match anything. 
However freeradius doesn't declare conffiles, so this might just work 
after all.

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