Comments on the use of plugins
hartmans at MIT.EDU
Fri Jun 15 20:02:56 EDT 2007
>>>>> "Douglas" == Douglas E Engert <deengert at anl.gov> writes:
Douglas> There may be preauth error messages that can be ignored, and
Douglas> messages that should be printed. IMHO failure to load should
Douglas> be reported to the user. If the failure is always expected, then
Douglas> the plugin should not be installed in the plugin directory.
Unfortunately, I can think of enough cases where plugins will fail to load and should be disabled that we cannot print the error message by default.
I do agree that we need better debugging of preauth errors.
1.7 is expected to have a facility to indicate that a plugin is
mandatory and that if it fails, an error should result.
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