Ubuntu on wiki page.

Matthew Newton mcn4 at leicester.ac.uk
Mon Jul 4 11:50:59 CEST 2016

On Sun, Jul 03, 2016 at 03:17:54PM +0200, Arjan Sinnige wrote:
> I just created a new page on the wiki for installing freeradius
> on Ubuntu. I did this because the debian page is kinda messy and
> did not seem to make any sense anymore. As I only use Ubuntu, I
> created a new page as Debian does look different in some
> aspects.

Thanks, this is helpful; I'm in the middle of rewriting the Debian
page (again).

> Kept it very new user friendly. If someone would cast a quick
> look to make sure I did not make a F**kup, I'd appreciate it. 

Ubuntu should be pretty much identical to Debian when building
FreeRADIUS - are there any key differences? I can't see any. I
would put these instructions direct on the Debian page, and the
Ubuntu page can contain any differences. No need to duplicate on
every Debian-derived distribution page.

It needs separating out into "easy" instructions, and the ones
you've got. Most people won't need to edit debian/rules to change
the build args (which are closely coupled to the build-deps, so
shouldn't be tweaked without knowing what they are going to do).
So I'd move your instructions into an "advanced" section, and put
simple things at the top. Don't want to put people off because it
looks too hard.

Really, if*

  $ wget https://github.com/FreeRADIUS/freeradius-server/archive/v3.0.x.zip
  $ unzip v3.0.x.zip
  $ cd freeradius-server-3.0.x/

  $ sudo mk-build-deps -ir debian/control
  $ dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -b -uc

doesn't build good packages, then FreeRADIUS debian packaging
needs to be updated to make it work.

Installing an ancient version from the distribution repository
should be a very small section at the bottom, at best. Or probably
not there at all.



* First three lines could also instead of course be

  $ git clone https://github.com/FreeRADIUS/freeradius-server.git
  $ cd freeradius-server
  $ git checkout v3.0.x

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