question about default site file

Alan DeKok aland at
Thu Apr 13 19:41:28 CEST 2017

On Apr 13, 2017, at 1:03 PM, Bill Schoolfield <bill at> wrote:
> I'm writing a little tool that our clients will execute to configure their freeradius instance (given a stock - nothing changed yet setup). Basically it parses the various setup files and makes substitutions, changes, etc. The idea here is the client won't (shouldn't) edit the files manually.

  Sounds nice.

> Anyway I noticed that the files ship with sql module directives with a prefixed dash. Ie. -sql
> What's the meaning of this? Couldn't find it documented anywhere. Another comment method? Something else?

$ man unlang

  It means "try to load SQL, but if you can't, don't worry about it".

  Run the server in debugging mode without the rlm_sql library, and see the warning message.

  Alan DeKok.

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