issue with db_module_dir parameter

Will Fiveash William.Fiveash at
Thu May 11 17:24:12 EDT 2006

On Thu, May 11, 2006 at 04:39:20PM -0400, Sam Hartman wrote:
> >>>>> "Will" == Will Fiveash <William.Fiveash at> writes:
>     Will> On Wed, May 10, 2006 at 08:26:21PM -0400, Ken Raeburn wrote:
>     >> I think it would be reasonable to let the module name be a full
>     >> path name.
>     >> 
>     >> I don't see much point in separately specifying the directory
>     >> name, if it's only used for one module that we're also giving a
>     >> filename for.
>     Will> Yeah, I can't see so many [dbmodules]/KDB plugins entries
>     Will> that providing the absolute path to the dbname parameter is
>     Will> burdensome.  This seems straightforward and less likely to
>     Will> configured improperly as compared to having two parameters
>     Will> to deal with.
> Supporting a full pathname is fine.  Requiring it is definitely not
> something we want to do.

So what is the plan for how db_module_dir and dbname will work?

Is db_module_dir going to be supported in a [dbmodules] entry or will
dbname be given a absolute path to the plugin in order to load a plugin
from a non-default plugin dir?

Will Fiveash
Sun Microsystems Inc.
Austin, TX, USA (TZ=CST6CDT)

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