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From "Richard S. Hall" <he...@ungoverned.org>
Subject Re: newbie: installing and starting new bundles from code
Date Wed, 11 Apr 2007 20:18:31 GMT
Steven E. Harris wrote:
> BJ Hargrave <hargrave@us.ibm.com> writes:
>
>   
>> If location string is the same => returns the Bundle object of the
>> installed bundle, otherwise throw BundleException.
>>     
>
> Then in order to accommodate a design like I'm describing, one where
> some agent tries to install downloaded bundles without knowing whether
> they're already installed, I have to make sure that the location
> string is stable among equivalent bundles. I can't, say, download the
> bundle to a temporary file (with a randomly constructed name) and try
> to install it from there. Is that correct?
>
> I'll take the rest of my related questions to the osgi-dev list.

You can give the bundle any arbitrary location you want and use 
installBundle(String, InputStream)...this is what the OBR impl does, 
since it doesn't want the location is actually meaningless.

What you need is to check to see if the symbolic name + version is 
already installed.

-> richard

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