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From "Richard S. Hall" <he...@ungoverned.org>
Subject Re: Package constraints are not resolved during Framework startup. Unresolved constraint in bundle...
Date Thu, 02 May 2013 15:15:48 GMT

On 5/2/13 06:36 , Roland wrote:
> Dear community,
> Once again the well-known problem:
> So far I could not find an answer for my problem because I have a completely
> different problem than it could be assumed with regard to this error
> message. (And i am a newbie...)
> I am currently integrating OSGi into an existing application. I *embed* the
> framework "Apache Felix 4.3", and i use the maven-bundle-plugin to generate
> the manifests. From my own Felix-launcher I run multiple bundles, which
> provide various services. In addition, the start-method of the systembundle
> registers some services too. The systembundle exports the necessary packages
> that contain interfaces of provided services. This works so far.
> Now I have a new bundle that requires a package of the systembundle
> (respectively a interface of a provided service).
> When I start the new bundle I get the error "Unresolved constraint in
> bundle...", which indicates that the systembundle does not export the
> package (correctly?). But I can see the exports in the Manifest of the
> systembundle-jar. I can also see the services of the required package with
> the "inspect c service <id>" shell command. The packages are exported and
> the services are working.

The manifest of the framework plays no role in what the system bundle 
exports. You must use the org.osgi.framework.system.packages.extra 
configuration property.

> I tried to solve the problem by adding the property  to my felix,

Which property and how did you add it?

>   but this
> does not solve the problem  because the packages are already and definitely
> exported. I also checked the wildcards of import and export clauses. I also
> excluded the exported package from the private packages and so on.
> So the error is not due to:
> -Missing exports and imports
> -faulty export or import clauses (wrong wildcards, etc.)
> -faulty manifest or POM.
> My guess is that the dependencies are not resolved during the Felix-startup.
> This either results from the OSGi specification or from the Felix
> implementation. I could not find the relevant text passage in the
> specifications so far. Maybe someone can give me a reference where I can
> find the appropriate information.
> The short-term solution to my problem is to switch from  to . I also exclude
> the dynamically imported packages in the  clause. Now, my Felix-launcher
> starts the new bundle correctly without an error message. However, I want to
> avoid dynamic imports. Dynamic imports indicate a non-modular architecture.
> Am I right with my assumption that the problem is related to the boot
> process of the felix-lauchner?

Probably not. My guess is you are doing something wrong.

-> richard

> Could someone explain the problem in a
> general way and how to avoid this, please.
> (And I don't want to use "Lazy activation".)
> Thank you very much!
> Roland
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