Installation and paths

Alan DeKok aland at
Sat Feb 15 22:56:42 CET 2020

On Feb 14, 2020, at 11:04 PM, RJ Jafarkhani <rj at> wrote:
> Hello FreeRADIUS gurus! I’m installing on Amazon Linux (centos) and hit a couple of snags I’m hoping you could help me with. The yum install (3.0.18) doesn’t pull in any of the mods-config, specifically the mysql (sql) support I’m looking for (maybe I’m missing something?).

  Install the freeradius-mysql package.  It may be called different things, depending on your OS.

> So I’m trying to build it (3.0.20), follow the posted instructions (configure, make, etc), but wasn’t sure if it’s completing successfully. Mysql is installed and I don’t get any warnings for it when configuring (haven’t configured the sql connection yet). Some questions:
>  1.  How can I tell if the install is successful? I get the below at the end of the configure:
> configure: creating ./config.status
> config.status: creating

  That's good.

>  1.  It seems to run from where I set it up (./buid/radiusd). Do I need to move it to a specific path? If so, where does it go? Looks like the confs were placed in /usr/local/etc/raddb

  The typical process is:

make install

  This is documented, too.

>  1.  Is the mysql schema the same for all 3.0.xx versions?


> I’m not a sysadmin, but know a little to be dangerous and I want to learn. So your help is greatly appreciated!

  TBH, just install a package.  It's much simpler.

  Alan DeKok.

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