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

Fajar A. Nugraha list at
Sat Sep 9 16:30:48 CEST 2017

On Sat, Sep 9, 2017 at 7:56 PM, Alan DeKok <aland at> wrote:
> 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.


I just edited
to remove links to unofficial OBS build (which was mine, but didn't
have time to maintain it, so it currently doesn't have any packages)
and (which provided debian packages, but it's
last build was 3.0.11

Hopefully Mathieu will have some time to update his debian repository
in the future (at least until official packages are available), or
someone is willing to maintain up-to-date debian packages.


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