Debian System-Specific Install Notes
This page documents Kea 1.5 installation on Debian 9.6 (amd64-netinst). While these instructions were thoroughly tested with Kea 1.5 at release time, if you are using the sysrepo/netconf or RADIUS integration with Kea, you should consult the Kea GitLab wiki pages, where we keep a running list of updates, changes and hints. These two integrations have additional dependencies on other open source components that may change more frequently than our Kea releases.
Installing from Source (without sysrepo/netconf)
There are TWO scripts that need to be run to install Kea from source - the first sets up the development environment and the second installs Kea itself.
# install the build environment
sudo apt -y install automake libtool pkg-config build-essential ccache
# install the dependancies
sudo apt -y install libboost-dev libboost-system-dev liblog4cplus-dev libssl-dev
tar xvfz kea-1.5.0.tar.gz
# export CC="ccache gcc" CXX="ccache g++"
declare -x PATH="/usr/lib64/ccache:$PATH"
./configure [your additional options here]
sudo make install
echo "/usr/local/lib/hooks" > /etc/ld.so.conf.d/kea.conf
Installing with Postgres
If you want to compile Kea with PostgreSQL, support install the following packages in addition to the ones above:
sudo apt-get install postgresql-server-dev-all libpq-dev
Run configure and add
Installing with Cassandra
To compile Kea with Cassandra, you must first install Cassandra. As this is a detailed procedure and subject to changes that ISC does not track, please find the documentation here: http://cassandra.apache.org/download/
Once Cassandra libraries are installed, configure Kea by adding
--enable-cql-static-lib to your configure options.
If you wish to compile Kea with unit-tests (not needed for users, only useful if you want to change Kea code and possibly contribute patches), you will need the following:
sudo apt-get install googletest libgtest-dev
Run configure and add
/usr/src/googletest/ is the directory into which the Google test sources are stored.
Installing Kea from Git
If you are compiling from git source (development releases, etc), clone the git repository and reconfigure
sudo apt-get install git
git clone https://gitlab.isc.org/isc-projects/kea.git
Note that the Kea source code will be stored in the directory
kea with no versioning information.
If you are using hooks libraries, you should download the version appropriate hooks and then extract the tarball into the root of the Kea source tree. This will create the directory
premium in the Kea source tree into which the hooks library sourcecode will be placed.
You will also need to regenerate the configure scripts using
tar -xvfz ~/kea-subscription-1.5.0.tar.gz
./configure [appropriate options]
Installing dependencies for generating documentation (optional)
If you wish to generate the documentation:
sudo apt-get install elinks docbook-xsl doxygen xsltproc
Installing with FreeRADIUS
For instructions on installing with RADIUS, please see the Kea Gitlab wiki.
There is no startup script provided. Once Kea is correctly installed and configured for your environment, you will likely want to start it on boot. You can do so by simply adding the following to
/etc/rc.local and enabling rc.local compatibility on your system.
See this Link for details in enabling rc.local compatibility.
systemd handles startup in more modern ways.