Why do some module call have a 'minus' sign in front in the config file ?

A.L.M.Buxey at lboro.ac.uk A.L.M.Buxey at lboro.ac.uk
Thu Feb 18 15:08:07 CET 2016


> Some of the modules sometimes have a "minus" (-) sign in front of them
> in config files like -sql  -ldap
> What purpose does it serve ?

Conditional Modules

they will only try to load up if configured - ie


will do nothing if no mods-enabled/sql present/configured.....and likewise


however, if you have configured SQL or LDAP then the server will use it automatically -
stops so many many problems with people trying to configure sql/ldap and then putting the call
into the wrong place....or not actually uncommenting the module...so no need to comment/uncomment.
just configure

> Can't really find this mentioned anywhere.

its in the documentation - raddb/mods-available/README.rst

there are three very imporant files to read


read those few files and many many questions are answered and your knowledge of the server vastly increased.


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