• Loadable Modules and full/relative paths

    From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Digital Man on Tuesday, March 08, 2022 15:30:30
    Hi DM,

    For the Loadable Modules configuration in SCFG, it seems it doesn't accept full/relative paths, is that correct?
    I've started working on updating my message reader so that it can be used directly as a loadable module (without needing separate loadable module scripts), but one possible issue is that DDMsgReader is under sbbs/xtrn/DDMsgReader (and it's actually one level deeper on my system). I've tried specifying a relative path + DDmsgReader in SCFG, but then Synchronet gave an error saying it couldn't execute it. I also saw that the wiki says only the name of the file is accepted (no .js or .bin file extension) - I assume that also means no path prefix as well?
    https://wiki.synchro.net/util:scfg:system#loadable_modules

    One workaround I thought of was to create another, DDMsgReader.js which one could place in sbbs/mods, which would just build a string of arguments from argv and then call bbs.exec() to run the actual DDMsgReader. Or perhaps DDMsgReader.js could be moved into sbbs/exec, and its config files could be moved to sbbs/ctrl etc., but it seems cleaner to have all of its files together under /xtrn/DDMsgReader.

    Nightfox

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Nightfox on Tuesday, March 08, 2022 19:32:57
    Re: Loadable Modules and full/relative paths
    By: Nightfox to Digital Man on Tue Mar 08 2022 03:30 pm

    Hi DM,

    For the Loadable Modules configuration in SCFG, it seems it doesn't accept full/relative paths, is that correct?

    It's a mix. Have you looked at the online (F1) help? It clarifies which loadable modules use full command-lines are which are just module names.

    I've started working on updating my message reader so that it can be used directly as a loadable module (without needing separate loadable module scripts), but one possible issue is that DDMsgReader is under sbbs/xtrn/DDMsgReader (and it's actually one level deeper on my system). I've tried specifying a relative path + DDmsgReader in SCFG, but then Synchronet gave an error saying it couldn't execute it. I also saw that the wiki says only the name of the file is accepted (no .js or .bin file extension) - I assume that also means no path prefix as well? https://wiki.synchro.net/util:scfg:system#loadable_modules

    Correct.

    One workaround I thought of was to create another, DDMsgReader.js which one could place in sbbs/mods, which would just build a string of arguments from argv and then call bbs.exec() to run the actual DDMsgReader. Or perhaps DDMsgReader.js could be moved into sbbs/exec, and its config files could be moved to sbbs/ctrl etc., but it seems cleaner to have all of its files together under /xtrn/DDMsgReader.

    Yup, either of those seem like viable workarounds.
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  • From Andre@VERT/RDOMENTR to Digital Man on Wednesday, March 09, 2022 04:52:47
    Re: Loadable Modules and full/relative paths
    By: Digital Man to Nightfox on Tue Mar 08 2022 07:32 pm

    It's a mix. Have you looked at the online (F1) help? It clarifies which loadable modules use full command-lines are which are just module names.

    The wiki page also states which is which (they're separate tables). But he wants to force the path even on the ones that accept parameters, which AFAIK he can't do.


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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Digital Man on Wednesday, March 09, 2022 09:04:38
    Re: Loadable Modules and full/relative paths
    By: Digital Man to Nightfox on Tue Mar 08 2022 07:32 pm

    For the Loadable Modules configuration in SCFG, it seems it doesn't
    accept full/relative paths, is that correct?

    It's a mix. Have you looked at the online (F1) help? It clarifies which loadable modules use full command-lines are which are just module names.

    I've had a look. Does "full command-line" include a leading path, or does that just mean it can take command-line parameters?

    One workaround I thought of was to create another, DDMsgReader.js
    which one could place in sbbs/mods, which would just build a string of
    arguments from argv and then call bbs.exec() to run the actual
    DDMsgReader. Or perhaps DDMsgReader.js could be moved into sbbs/exec,
    and its config files could be moved to sbbs/ctrl etc., but it seems
    cleaner to have all of its files together under /xtrn/DDMsgReader.

    Yup, either of those seem like viable workarounds.

    I suppose that will suffice.

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Andre on Wednesday, March 09, 2022 09:10:31
    Re: Loadable Modules and full/relative paths
    By: Andre to Digital Man on Wed Mar 09 2022 04:52 am

    It's a mix. Have you looked at the online (F1) help? It clarifies
    which loadable modules use full command-lines are which are just
    module names.

    The wiki page also states which is which (they're separate tables). But he wants to force the path even on the ones that accept parameters, which AFAIK he can't do.

    Yeah, I don't really need to pass parameters, I just was curious if I could use a loadable module in a different path than what Synchronet would use by default.

    Nightfox

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Nightfox on Wednesday, March 09, 2022 09:54:59
    Re: Loadable Modules and full/relative paths
    By: Nightfox to Digital Man on Wed Mar 09 2022 09:04 am

    Re: Loadable Modules and full/relative paths
    By: Digital Man to Nightfox on Tue Mar 08 2022 07:32 pm

    For the Loadable Modules configuration in SCFG, it seems it doesn't
    accept full/relative paths, is that correct?

    It's a mix. Have you looked at the online (F1) help? It clarifies which loadable modules use full command-lines are which are just module names.

    I've had a look. Does "full command-line" include a leading path, or does that just mean it can take command-line parameters?

    Looks like a leading path (e.g. "../xtrn/whatever/mod.js") should work fine.

    One workaround I thought of was to create another, DDMsgReader.js
    which one could place in sbbs/mods, which would just build a string of
    arguments from argv and then call bbs.exec() to run the actual
    DDMsgReader. Or perhaps DDMsgReader.js could be moved into sbbs/exec,
    and its config files could be moved to sbbs/ctrl etc., but it seems
    cleaner to have all of its files together under /xtrn/DDMsgReader.

    Yup, either of those seem like viable workarounds.

    I suppose that will suffice.

    Cool, let me know if they don't.
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