MySQL Client Issue

Alan DeKok aland at
Sat Sep 9 20:44:46 UTC 2023

On Sep 9, 2023, at 4:03 PM, Selahattin CILEK <selahattin_cilek at> wrote:
> I have been installing FreeRADIUS 3 on pfSense for about out 5 years and it always came bundled with some version of *mysql57-client* (this or that minor version) and it always worked well with *mysql57-server* (again, this or that minor version), which FreeRADIUS connected to. To give you a context, the last time I installed was about a month ago and the versions were as follows:
> ...
> But the guys at pfSense decided to skip version 13 of FreeBSD and build version 2.7.0 on FreeBSDversion 14. The 2.7.0 version of pfSense comes with *freeradius3-3.2.2* and *mysql80-client-8.0.32_2* . Of course, I could just install *mysql80-client-8.0.32_2* and modify my SQL code a little bit and it would still work. But the problem is that I have Syslog-NG installed on the system and it too connects to the same MySQL instance and though it has been upgraded to version 4.20, it still uses the old *mysql57-client. *

  Why doesn't syslog-ng use the newer MySQL client library?

> So is there a way to get FreeRADIUS 3.2.2 to work with the old MySQL client, you know, using the good old "libdbi" driver?

  You can build it from source.

  In general it's not a good idea to have multiple versions of the same library on a system.  All kinds of things can go wrong.

  Alan DeKok.

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