[Yum-devel] plugins and pain

Jeremy Katz katzj at redhat.com
Mon Jan 14 14:32:10 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-01-14 at 09:18 -0500, seth vidal wrote:
> Talking to Tim about plugins on the irc channel it occurred to me, to
> keep interactive plugins from damaging not interactive program
> executions we should keep from loading them, at all, ever.
> However, we have to load them a bit to inspect what type of plugin they
> are. What if we put the plugin type in the plugin config file. Scan the
> config files for the type and ignore the ones which won't work for
> whatever interface we're using at the time. If we don't find the plugin
> type defined there then we can fallback to loading the plugin - for
> compat reasons.
> Thoughts?

If it's in the config file, users are going to think they can change it
and have the change be useful/meaningful... :-/


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