Installing from RPM with Samba4

Alan DeKok aland at
Wed Sep 19 15:50:04 CEST 2018

On Sep 19, 2018, at 9:30 AM, Norman Elton <normelton at> wrote:
> First, apologies for what is more a RPM/YUM problem than a FreeRADIUS problem.
> I've been using the RedHat-supplied RPMs for many years on our RHEL6
> servers, but am trying to move toward networkradius-supplied packages,
> in order to keep up to date with more recent FreeRADIUS releases.

  It would be nice if RH could keep up to date, but for various reasons they won't.

> When I try to install the newer version of FreeRADIUS, it's not happy
> with this dependency, and tries to install samba-winbind-clients,
> resulting in a conflict:
> --> Processing Dependency: for package:
> freeradius-3.0.17-2.el6.x86_64
> ---> Package samba-winbind-clients.x86_64 0:3.6.23-51.el6 will be installed
> Error: samba4-common conflicts with samba-common-3.6.23-51.el6.x86_64

  Which means that there are conflicting versions of the Samba RPMs.

> Looking at the specfile on github, I see this nugget:
> %{?el7:Requires: libwbclient}
> %{?el6:Requires: samba4-libs}
> %{?el6:Requires: samba4-winbind-clients}
> Since I'm RHEL6, I'm not sure where the libwbclient dependency is coming from.

  I'm not sure...

> All that said ... any ideas how to install FreeRADIUS alongside samba4?

  At this point, install from source, or build your own RPMs.  That should work.

  Alan DeKok.

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