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Kea build on Ubuntu

  • Updated on 28 Sep 2018
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System-Specific Install Notes

Confirmed Builds
2018-03-30: This page documents Kea installation on Ubuntu 17.10 Server.

Install required tools and dependencies

Install necessary tools first:

apt-get install libtool autoconf g++ libssl-dev liblog4cplus-dev libboost-system-dev

Compilation from git

If downloading from git:

git clone https://github.com/isc-projects/kea
cd kea
autoreconf -i
sudo make install

That's it. You're done.

Compilation from tarball

If using a tarball:

tar zxvf kea-1.3.0.tar.gz
cd kea-1.3.0
sudo make install

That's it. You're done.

Installing with optional features

The following sections explain how to compile Kea with additional features.

Installing with MySQL (optional)

This is an optional dependency. You need it only if you want Kea to be able to store its information in MySQL:

sudo apt-get install libmysqlclient-dev
./configure --with-mysql

Installing with PostgreSQL (optional)

This is an optional dependency. You need it only if you want Kea to be able to store its information in PostgreSQL:

sudo apt-get install libpq-dev postgresql-server-dev-all
./configure --with-pgsql

Installing Cassandra (optional)


Installing dependencies for developers (optional)

Compile google-test framework, needed for running unit-tests:

sudo apt-get install googletest

Then compile Kea with:

./configure --with-gtest-source=/usr/src/googletest

Installing dependencies for generating documentation (optional)

If you want to generate the documentation:

sudo apt-get install elinks docbook-xsl doxygen xsltproc
./configure --enable-generate-docs
cd doc
make devel

Installing with FreeRADIUS (optional)

You need to have subscription package to make this work.

Install FreeRADIUS client first.

wget -nd https://github.com/FreeRADIUS/freeradius-client/archive/release_1_1_7.tar.gz
tar zxvf release_1_1_7.tar.gz
cd freeradius-client-release_1_1_7
./configure --prefix=/usr/local
sudo make install

Extract kea with subscription package to premium/ dir:

tar zxvf kea-subscription-1.4.0.tar.gz
./configure --with-tier2=yes --with-freeradius=/usr/local

Make sure the following entries are printed after configure is done:

  Name:              kea
  Version:           1.3.0-git
  Extended version:  1.3.0-git (git b41502a0e4ce7dcf114c8b50549d27c1f4d731b0)
  OS Family:         Linux
  Using GNU sed:     yes
  Premium package:   yes
  Tier1 Packages:    host_cmds flex_id legal_log
  Tier2 Packages:    high_availability subnet_cmds radius
  Included Packages: host_cmds flex_id legal_log high_availability subnet_cmds radius


FreeRADIUS client:
  FREERADIUS_INCLUDE:    -I/usr/local/include
  FREERADIUS_LIB:        -L/usr/local/lib -lfreeradius-client
  FREERADIUS_DICTIONARY: /usr/local/etc/radiusclient/dictionary

then compile as usual.