git issues

David Peterson davidp at
Tue Nov 17 20:08:59 CET 2015

I made sure to delete the directory and re-tried the make install.  The make install then creates the directory and once it does that it errors at the same stage in the installation.


-----Original Message-----
From: Bjørn Mork [mailto:bjorn at] 
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 2:06 PM
To: Alan DeKok <aland at>
Cc: David Peterson-WirelessConnections <davidp at>; FreeRadius users mailing list <freeradius-users at>
Subject: Re: git issues

Alan DeKok <aland at> writes:

> On Nov 17, 2015, at 12:42 PM, David Peterson <davidp at> wrote:
>> Which 3.x branch should I be using?  I checked out 3.0.x and get this 
>> error
>> root at sc-daloradius:/usr/src/freeradius-server# make install INSTALL 
>> raddb/
>> mkdir: cannot create directory ‘/usr/local/etc/raddb/’: File exists
>> raddb/ recipe for target '/usr/local/etc/raddb/' failed
>> make: *** [/usr/local/etc/raddb/] Error 1
>   Which OS are you using?
>   I have *no* idea how that error occurs.  All of the build rules are correct so far as I can tell.

It's simple to provoke an error like that.  All you need to do is to create a *file* named /usr/local/etc/raddb


 bjorn at canardo:~$ mkdir /tmp/foo
 bjorn at canardo:~$ install -d -m 755 /tmp/foo/  bjorn at canardo:~$ touch /tmp/bar  bjorn at canardo:~$ install -d -m 755 /tmp/bar/
 install: cannot create directory ‘/tmp/bar/’: File exists

I cannot explain why anyone would want to do that, though :)


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