Bug 161907 - Could not link driver rlm_sql_mysql: file not found
Could not link driver rlm_sql_mysql: file not found
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: freeradius (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Thomas Woerner
: 161909 193830 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2005-06-28 08:31 EDT by Marius Onica
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-08-01 10:38:45 EDT
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Description Marius Onica 2005-06-28 08:31:16 EDT
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Description of problem:
After compiling the packet when trying to start freeradius I receive this:

 sql: safe-characters = "@abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ0123456789.-_: /"
rlm_sql (sql1): Could not link driver rlm_sql_mysql: file not found
rlm_sql (sql1): Make sure it (and all its dependent libraries!) are in the search path of your system's ld.
radiusd.conf[14]: sql1: Module instantiation failed.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.radiusd -X

Actual Results:  The program refuses to start.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Thomas Woerner 2005-06-28 08:51:22 EDT
Why are you recompiling the package?
Comment 2 Marius Onica 2005-06-28 09:15:28 EDT
Partly because I need the sqlcounter module also, partly because I'm not
subscribed to RH Network so I compile from source all the updates.
The above described problem appears also if the unmodified  source package is
Comment 3 Thomas Woerner 2005-06-28 09:23:41 EDT
*** Bug 161909 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Thomas Woerner 2005-06-28 09:26:42 EDT
Have you installed the freeradius-mysql package which contains rlm_sql_mysql.?
Comment 5 Marius Onica 2005-06-28 09:40:47 EDT
Yes, and all the necessary files are present.
Comment 6 Stijn Jonker 2005-07-02 13:31:26 EDT
I also encountered this issue, when i copy the file from
to /usr/lib freeradius starts and at first glance it seems to work.
Comment 7 Stijn Jonker 2005-07-02 13:32:31 EDT
Sorry forgot to add, I don't know what's causing it, but strace radiusd -f -X
told me he couldn't find the file and I found it in the build directory ;-)

So let's call it a workaround ...
Comment 8 Thomas Woerner 2005-07-19 09:03:46 EDT
You have to use the .so file, not the .la.

Please verify this problem with the original packages.
Comment 9 Andy Saunders 2005-07-27 11:57:16 EDT
I'm running Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 3 (Taroon Update 5) and the
following packages are installed


/sbin/service radius start

gives the following in /var/log/radius/radius.log

Wed Jul 27 16:53:12 2005 : Error: rlm_sql (sql): Could not link driver
rlm_sql_mysql: file not found
Wed Jul 27 16:53:12 2005 : Error: rlm_sql (sql): Make sure it (and all its
dependent libraries!) are in the search path of your system's ld.
Wed Jul 27 16:53:12 2005 : Error: radiusd.conf[14]: sql: Module instantiation

Running strace gives

open("/usr/lib/rlm_sql_mysql.la", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)

The system has /usr/lib/rlm_sql_mysql.so (provided by freeradius-mysql) but not
Comment 10 David Herselman 2006-05-29 11:47:17 EDT
I'm experiencing the same problem with freeradius-1.0.1-2.RHEL3.2 and 

Any reason this bug hasn't been fixed (Been almost a year now)?
Comment 11 Thomas Woerner 2006-06-07 05:56:45 EDT
*** Bug 193830 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 12 Thomas Woerner 2006-06-07 07:03:53 EDT
Please have a look at

BTW: There was no freeradius-mysql package in RHEL-3.

This package should resolve the problem.

Please remeber that this is a test package, which might be pushed out as an
update package later if the fixes are ok. For now, this package is unsupported.
Comment 13 Thomas Woerner 2006-06-07 09:21:15 EDT
Here is the correct link:
Comment 14 David Herselman 2006-06-26 12:56:42 EDT
Many thanks, the compiled package works perfectly!
Comment 15 Thomas Woerner 2006-08-01 10:38:45 EDT
I am closing this, becaus there was no freeradius-mysql for RHEL-3.

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