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# general
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great-action-74178

08/02/2023, 11:08 AM
Hey, using automation api, is it possible to bake plugins into the binary so I don't have to install the plugin during the request?
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echoing-dinner-19531

08/02/2023, 3:28 PM
Not really, plugins are expected to run as separate processes and might not even be written in the same language your using for automation api. What you could do is ship the plugin binaries with your app. The engine will use plugins binaries on the path before looking in the plugins directory.
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great-action-74178

08/02/2023, 3:32 PM
Thank you, do you have an idea of a sensible way to include the binaries with my app. Is it something like pulumi install?
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echoing-dinner-19531

08/02/2023, 3:33 PM
Download the binaries you want with
pulumi plugin install
and then copy the binaries for them from ~/.pulumi/plugins, and copy them with your application binary. Exactly how that looks depends on how your distributing your app.
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great-action-74178

08/02/2023, 3:34 PM
Ahhh, I wasn't aware that pulumi always looks ~/.pulumi/plugins. out of curiosity is there anyway to modify where pulumi looks?
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echoing-dinner-19531

08/02/2023, 3:35 PM
The environment variable PULUMI_HOME will change it, but it will affect other setting files as well.