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Re: [p2-dev] how to add <repository /> element to <references /> in content.xml

If you want to revert to ant hackery, here's how I shoehorn additional site refs into our Tycho-built update site to that JBoss Tools can be self-contained as an update site which points to our mirror of Eclipse.org dependencies:

http://anonsvn.jboss.org/repos/jbosstools/trunk/build/aggregate/site/pom.xml ... which calls ...
http://anonsvn.jboss.org/repos/jbosstools/trunk/build/aggregate/site/build.xml ... and uses ...
http://anonsvn.jboss.org/repos/jbosstools/trunk/build/aggregate/site/aggregateSite.jbosstools.properties



On 05/31/2011 04:49 PM, Greg Amerson wrote:
Thanks John, what I've found is that p2 publisher will use additional
sites from feature.xml (discovery) but it disables the discovery sites
by default so those sites will not be used when the original
provisioning planning happens and thus those dependencies can't be
resolved. ïWhen I try the p2.inf route, those touchpoints seem to get
executed during the installation of the feature, but in my case my
feature can't make it out of the planning stage since those repositories
aren't available to the p2 dependency resolver initially.

What I have done instead is start listing my dependency features
explicitly in my site.xml. ïThis will just cause tycho (and eventually
p2) to mirror my dependent features into my updatesite. ïI would rather
not have to do that but it keeps me from having to write a ant script to
hack the content.xml content. ï

Thanks again for taking time to respond.

On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 3:42 PM, John Arthorne
<arthorne.eclipse@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:arthorne.eclipse@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

    It's hard to say because I don't know anything about Tycho or the
    rest of your build process. The p2 publisher will take site
    references from feature.xml, and/or instructions from a p2.inf file
    to add additional repository references. However if you're not
    running the right p2 publisher task in your build it won't happen.
    Although inconvenient I don't see a problem with manually adding the
    references to content.xml as you describe.

    John



    On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 12:27 PM, Greg Amerson
    <gregory.amerson@xxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:gregory.amerson@xxxxxxxxxxx>>
    wrote:

        Any ideas? ïI guess it would not be hard to write a script to
        unzip the content.jar, edit the contents of content.xml to add
        the references and rezip it, but I just wanted to make sure
        there wasn't a better way to do this directly with p2.


On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 5:26 PM, Greg Amerson <gregory.amerson@xxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:gregory.amerson@xxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

            For full context for the reason why I'm asking is I'm trying
            to use tycho to create an updatesite. ïHowever, I need to
            make sure that the content.xml has some additional
            referenced repositories (Sapphire, Graphiti update-sites)
            without the user having to manually add 2 updatesites to
            install my plugins. ï

            At first I tried the eclipse-repository tycho package type.
            ïHowever, I didn't know how to get the additional repos into
            content.xml. ïThen I tried the other packaging type for
            tycho eclipse-update-site which runs UpdateSitePublisher. ïI
            knew that with that program you could use associateSitesURL
            attribute to get the additional repos into content.xml. ïThe
            problem with this approach is that Tycho can not yet use a
            co-located assocaite-sites.xml where you store your
            additional repos in a xml file that is in the same
            updatesite eclipse project. ïThere is a bug for this that I
            have open but it is still open.

            I've read from Tycho team that eclipse-repository packaging
            type (which doesn't use site.xml) is the future and I wanted
            to go towards that but have no idea how to get the
            referenced repositories into content.xml

            John, I've tried adding additional discovery urls to my
            feature.xml but that doesn't seem to cause the
            eclipse-repository created by tycho have the correct output.
            ïI think that tycho eclipse-repository package type uses the
            p2 mirror application but I'm not 100%. ïRegardless using
            discovery urls + tycho-p2-repository-plugin(p2 mirror
            application) doesn't seem to do the trick.

            Thoughts?


On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 4:23 PM, Greg Amerson <gregory.amerson@xxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:gregory.amerson@xxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

                How do you specify additional update-sites in
                feature.xml? ïDo you just add <discovery /> urls under
                the <url> element in feature.xml?


On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 3:22 PM, John Arthorne <arthorne.eclipse@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:arthorne.eclipse@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

                    You can also add an update site reference to a
                    feature.xml file. This will be converted into a
                    repository reference by the p2 publisher. Finally
                    you can use a p2.inf file in a product to specify
                    the repository location for that product. There is
                    an excellent introduction to that here:

                    http://www.ralfebert.de/blog/eclipsercp/p2_updates_tutorial/#add_selfupdate_to_the_application

                    John



                    On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 1:20 PM, Greg Amerson
                    <gregory.amerson@xxxxxxxxxxx
                    <mailto:gregory.amerson@xxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

                        Hello all,

                        What is the official way to add repository
                        elements the <references /> list in content.xml?
                        ïI know at least one way is to have
                        UpdateSitePublisher run on a old-style site.xml
                        file that specifies an associateSitesURL
                        attribute that points to a local
                        associate-sites.xml file. ïIs there a way to
                        accomplish this without using an old-style site? ï

                        Thanks!

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                        Liferay, Inc. (#liferay
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