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Re: [pde-dev] Problems with headless builds

Without seeing your build.properties is hard to know for sure. Do you have a "top level feature"? If so, does it contain the other feature?  PDE/Build wants to fetch all the features / plug-ins, so from a top level it must be able to reach down to all the requirements.

i.e. if Feature A, contains b, c, and d. But you have a dependency to E, the E must be reachable somewhere (some feature in your structure must include it).

That obviously doesn't explain why things suddenly stopped working though.


On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 2:04 PM, Kristina Taylor <Kristina.Taylor@xxxxxxx> wrote:

I don't know if this is the right place to ask, so if it's not, please point me to the right place.


I'm trying to build a couple of features using the PDE headless build magic, and I feel like I'm beating my head against a wall. I once had this working, but then got pulled into something else, and I came back to it, only to find it horribly broken.  I can't find anything that looks relevant that has changed.  I basically have a parent feature that contains my two other features, which each contain a bunch of plugins/fragments.


Here's what I'm running:


java -jar C:/software/eclipse-jee-ganymede-win32/plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher_ 1.0.100.v20080509-1800.jar \

                                                                                -application org.eclipse.ant.core.antRunner \

                                                                                -buildfile C:/software/eclipse-jee-ganymede-win32/plugins/org.eclipse.pde.build_3.4.0.v20080604/scripts/build.xml \

                                                                                -Dbase=C:/software \

                                                                                -DbaseLocation=C:/software/eclipse-jee-ganymede-win32 \

                                                                                -DbuildDirectory=${ECLIPSE_DEST_DIR}/temp \

                                                                                -DtopLevelElementType=feature \

                                                                                -DtopLevelElementId=com.mks.integrations.eclipse.super \

                                                                                -Dbuilder=${SOLUTION_INTEGRATIONS_SRC}/products/eclipse/resources/builder \

                                                                                -DjavacSource=1.5 \

                                                                                -DjavacTarget=1.5 \

                                                                                -DjavacDebugInfo=true \



The ${ECLIPSE_DEST_DIR}/temp contains a features and plugins directory with all of my source for each of my features and plugins.  The builder value is pointing to a directory that contains a  build.properties file copied verbatim out of C:/software/eclipse-jee-ganymede-win32/plugins/org.eclipse.pde.build_3.4.0.v20080604/templates/headless-build.  I was led to believe from something I read somewhere that the command line options overrule what's in that file, so figured I'd explicitly set things on the command line, as part of my debugging.


I get this:



C:\software\eclipse-jee-ganymede-win32\plugins\org.eclipse.pde.build_3.4.0.v20080604\scripts\build.xml:24: The following error occurred while executin

g this line:

C:\software\eclipse-jee-ganymede-win32\plugins\org.eclipse.pde.build_3.4.0.v20080604\scripts\build.xml:64: The following error occurred while executin

g this line:

C:\software\eclipse-jee-ganymede-win32\plugins\org.eclipse.pde.build_3.4.0.v20080604\templates\headless-build\customTargets.xml:12: The following erro

r occurred while executing this line:

C:\software\eclipse-jee-ganymede-win32\plugins\org.eclipse.pde.build_3.4.0.v20080604\templates\headless-build\allElements.xml:16: The following error

occurred while executing this line:

C:\software\eclipse-jee-ganymede-win32\plugins\org.eclipse.pde.build_3.4.0.v20080604\scripts\genericTargets.xml:88: Unable to find feature: com.mks.in


        at org.apache.tools.ant.ProjectHelper.addLocationToBuildException(ProjectHelper.java:541)

        at org.apache.tools.ant.taskdefs.Ant.execute(Ant.java:418)

        at org.apache.tools.ant.taskdefs.CallTarget.execute(CallTarget.java:105)

        at org.apache.tools.ant.UnknownElement.execute(UnknownElement.java:288)

        at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor4.invoke(Unknown Source)

        at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)


(and a bunch more following, but basically the same gist).


com.mksintegrations.eclipse.bundle is one of my two features.  If I switch the command line invocation to build .bundle instead of .super, it complains that it can't find the first plugin in .bundle.  What am I missing?


Sorry for the long message.


Kristina Taylor
Software Developer

MKS Inc.

410 Albert Street
Waterloo, Ontario
N2L 3V3





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