issue with db_module_dir parameter

Jeffrey Hutzelman jhutz at
Sat May 13 17:26:56 EDT 2006

On Friday, May 12, 2006 09:06:17 PM -0500 Will Fiveash 
<William.Fiveash at> wrote:

> On Thu, May 11, 2006 at 09:18:54PM -0400, Sam Hartman wrote:
>> >>>>> "Will" == Will Fiveash <William.Fiveash at> writes:
>>     Will> So what is the plan for how db_module_dir and dbname will
>>     Will> work?
>>     Will> Is db_module_dir going to be supported in a [dbmodules]
>>     Will> entry or will dbname be given a absolute path to the plugin
>>     Will> in order to load a plugin from a non-default plugin dir?
>> Under typical usage, the compiled in default of db_module_dir will be
>> used and a dbname like db2 or ldap will be given.
>> db_module_dir will definitely be supported.
> Both globally and in specific [dbmodules] entries?
> Currently it doesn't appear to work in specific [dbmodules] entries.

It's not intended to; it's not a module-specific parameter.  The purpose of 
this parameter is to control where the plugin system looks for modules. 
That's a global setting, not a per-module one, just like the search 
directories for PAM modules or NSS modules or SASL plugins or whatever.

-- Jeff

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