rlm_python / v4.x vs. rlm_python3 / v3.x

Alan DeKok aland at deployingradius.com
Tue Apr 28 13:12:55 CEST 2020

On Apr 28, 2020, at 5:38 AM, Heikki Hannikainen <hessu at hes.iki.fi> wrote:
> I'd like to ask for clarification on Python 3 support status, from the python code point of view. From what I see here, and in the ticket (https://github.com/FreeRADIUS/freeradius-server/issues/2351), rlm_python3 appears to work alright for those who have tested it.

  Yes.  That module was just added last year.

> On the other hand, https://freeradius.org/modules/?mod=rlm_python3 lists rlm_python3 as deprecated, although @alandekok does suggest using it on Freeradius 3.x on this mailing list this month.

  It's listed that way because rlm_python3 is not in v4.  Instead, we just use rlm_python there.

> If one were to write python code, in Python 3, right now, should one target the stable Freeradius 3.x branch on rlm_python3, or Freeradius master/4.x branch with rlm_python compiled against Python 3?

  Don't use the master branch.  It's still in major development.

  Use v3, and rlm_python3.  It's fine.

  Alan DeKok.

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