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From "Richard S. Hall" <he...@ungoverned.org>
Subject Re: Question on bundle management best practises
Date Wed, 29 Jun 2011 20:04:04 GMT
On 6/29/11 15:57, Shamik Bandopadhyay wrote:
> Just to add to my previous reply, I realized the other way to do is to drop
> all your bundles in the deploy folder instead of installing them through
> karaf console or web console. In that way you can install or uninstall a
> bundle by dropping and deleting respectively. But not sure how to refresh
> specific bundle(s)

Sorry, my assumption was all bundles are installed the same way. It is 
not a good idea to try to have to different management agents managing 
the same set of bundles.

Regarding refreshing, I think File Install automatically does a refresh 
on uninstall or update.

-> richard

> On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 12:44 PM, Shamik Bandopadhyay<shamikb@gmail.com>wrote:
>> I did take a look into this when I was trying the hot deploy exercise. My
>> understanding is, this is property which felix file-install internally uses
>> to perform hot deploy. It polls the "deploy" directory and installs any
>> newly found bundle, uninstalls when the bundle is reomoved.
>> What I'm trying to figure looks a little beyond the scope of felix file
>> install. If you recall yesterday's discussion on hot deploy of a different
>> version of a bundle (for/bar example), I tried few things and understood the
>> behaviour. To refresh, my container has foo-1.0.0 which has a dependency on
>> bar-1.0.0. Successful, hot deploying a bar-1.1.0 requires the following
>> step.
>> 1. Drop the bar-1.1.0 in deploy folder. Felix file install poller will pick
>> it up and install it.
>> 2. Uninstall bar-1.0.0 from the container
>> 3. Refresh foo-1.0.0. so that it'll refer to bar-1.1.0
>> The part which I'm struggling is to deal with step 2 and 3. I don't think
>> felix file install allows you to do so. Doing it through web console is an
>> option, but I was more looking into an external script which can do perform
>> the above steps by calling some API / script provided by OSGi / felix.
>> Another thing I've noticed is OSGi core framework Bundle interface provides
>> the lifecycle methods. Maybe, I can create a bundle, expose a service which
>> will use this API to perform the lifecycle operations. The referenced bundle
>> lists, which needs to be refreshed, can be automated through spring app
>> context.
>> This prompted me to post the question to understand what's the best
>> practise being followed in this particular aspect.
>> -Thanks
>> On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 11:53 AM, Richard S. Hall<heavy@ungoverned.org>wrote:
>>> It seems like File Install should allow you to do things.
>>>     http://felix.apache.org/site/**apache-felix-file-install.html<http://felix.apache.org/site/apache-felix-file-install.html>
>>> ->  richard
>>> On 6/29/11 13:37, Shamik Bandopadhyay wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>>    I'm trying to understand the best practises or ways to manage bundles
>>>> in
>>>> an OSGi environment. I ran into this when I was trying to do a hot
>>>> deployment . As part of the process, I had to drop the new version of the
>>>> bundle in the deploy folder, uninstall the old version from OSGi
>>>> container
>>>> and refresh the bundles who has a reference to this one.
>>>> Now, one easy way to achieve this is to use the web console. But I'm
>>>> looking
>>>> into the option of using some sort of external script which will allow me
>>>> to
>>>> uninstall and refresh bundles. The available commands are accessible only
>>>> through the karaf console.
>>>> Is there a way to execute these commands (uninstall, refresh) from an
>>>> external script ? What are best practises people follow in this regard ?
>>>> I'll appreciate if someone can share their experience.
>>>> - Thanks
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