not able to install FR 3.0.16+git in (pure) Debian 9

Alan DeKok aland at
Sat Sep 9 14:56:34 CEST 2017

On Sep 9, 2017, at 12:11 AM, Fajar A. Nugraha <list at> wrote:
> I think the problem arise because users see the debian directory, and
> expect to build it successfully (i.e. following
> But that
> fails for debian 9.

  I can't feel overly responsible for distributions which break application software.

  There's really no other way to describe this.  They've added patches to Debian after 3.0.15 was released, and those patches break *all* versions of FreeRADIUS.

> IMHO some possible options are:
> (a) add some instructions (e.g. on
>, something
> like 'if you're absolutely sure you're using patched/non-vulnerable
> versions of openssl, then you can edit these files manually, but don't
> complain if it's broken", and so on. And point any
> debian-package-related queries there. OR

  I've pushed patches to v3.0.x which should help.  I'll see if I can add notes to the wiki.

> (b) someone who cares-enough about having latest FR runs on debian
> need to find better check methods (e.g. add versions known as safe,
> etc). Possibly still include some instructions on the wiki (if user
> still need to edit config files manually to remove additional version
> checks). OR

  We'll try to get automated builds set up... right now, we're up to a backlog of ~10-20 systems that people want.

> (c) a volunteer steps up to maintain latest (unofficial) FR packages
> for debian, to make it easier for other debian users. You could even
> use github to host the repository, so no need to maintain your own
> server. You'd basically just need time to maintain it.

  People don't care about RADIUS.  :(

  Maybe that will change once we add DNS to the server in v4.

  Alan DeKok.

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