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Re: [p2-dev] Using one agent to install a different product
- From: Terry Parker <tparker@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 16:57:08 -0800
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This is exactly what I have been doing, and it mostly works fine. The
3.4.x repos don't appear have any metadata problems.
There was one persistent error I was getting on an IU I created (via
the metadata generator) that refered to PyDev in its feature.xml file.
It complained about not finding a swt 3.5.0 library. I was able to
get rid of this problem by specifying a specific version range for
Pydev in my feature.xml. I have referred to other IUs without
specifying version numbers, and I haven't yet tracked down what in the
Pydev repository is causing the problem. But the 3.5.0 errors seem
not to be indicative of the actual problem.
On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 4:50 PM, Ian Bull <irbull@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I was wondering if this is an acceptable use of the director.
> 1. D/L eclipse 3.5 (Say M5)
> 2. Create a 3.4.1 repo
> Use the director in eclipse 3.5 (./eclipse -application ..director.. ) and
> point it to my eclipse 3.4.1 install and install something.
> I realize that metadata may not be compatible, but that it not the problem
> I'm experiencing. Essentially, when I do this, I get a bunch of errors
> around IUs with version numbers like 3.5.0 (200902..). So even though I
> pointed it at a 3.4.1 repo (and pointed my p2 data area to a clean dir),
> bundles from 3.5 are being found (and provisioned).
> Can I use the director in 3.5 (M5) without using the bundles / IUs there?
> Is this a bug, or just a lack of understanding on my part?
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