Comments on the use of plugins

Sam Hartman hartmans at MIT.EDU
Fri Jun 15 20:02:56 EDT 2007

>>>>> "Douglas" == Douglas E Engert <deengert at> 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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