Make plugin manager work better on case sensitive file systems


from the thread:

Recently I have ran into problem with plugin beeing redeployed everytime I have deleted it. Plugin is loaded and unloaded via admin panel. Now, when the plugin JAR file will be like this: notifierPlugin.jar this plugin will become unremovable.

Plugin manager unzips the plugin to LOWERCASED DIRECTORY (
Plugin admin uses directory name to CREATE NAME OF JAR FILE AND DELETE IT
Plugin admin is unable to do that because of linux FS case sensativity. Tries to delete notifierplugin.jar when the file is notifierPlugin.jar
Admin panel shows notification that plugin is deleted successfully when it is actually no
Plugin admin page does not check whetever jar file deletion is successfull or not - plugin-admin.jsp:82 - no check for result of pluginJar.delete();

So my questions are:

Why such lowercaseonly apporach is here?
If lowercase jar filename is forced, why ant build script is not simply forcing it to be lowercase (OR)
Why web admin upload mechanism wont simply rename uploaded file to lowercase? (OR)
Why I did not find anything about that in docs.


Linux (and other *unix based)


Daryl Herzmann
November 13, 2017, 4:17 PM

Fairly certain Guus fixed this for 4.1.0 release.

Daryl Herzmann
November 18, 2016, 7:39 PM

Assigning to Guus for comment as per his plugin loading work done for 4.1 release.



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