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From Frank Langel <fr...@frankjlangel.com>
Subject Re: MANIFEST.MF first entry in jar
Date Fri, 20 Nov 2015 13:41:18 GMT
Hi Tom,


What is it you are trying to do ? OSGI/Felix expects a jar file with a certain format.
Your question is not quite clear. How can we help?


On 11/20/15, 2:35 PM, "Tom Bentley" <t.j.bentley@gmail.com> wrote:

>Yes, but my point is that it's not specified here
>http://docs.oracle.com/javase/6/docs/technotes/guides/jar/jar.html which is
>the specification of the _file format_. The fact that the jar tool happens
>to put the manifest first is immaterial since the file format specification
>just says that a jar is a zip file. Thus I should be able to create that
>file however I chose, not necessarily with the jar tool.
>
>On 20 November 2015 at 13:28, Jan Willem Janssen <
>janwillem.janssen@luminis.eu> wrote:
>
>>
>> > On 20 Nov 2015, at 14:24, Tom Bentley <t.j.bentley@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > I'm experimenting with felix and I've noticed that it doesn't handle
>> > bundles which have a MANIFEST.MF which is not the first entry in the jar.
>> > As far as I'm aware it's not part of the jar specification that the
>> > manifest needs to come first, but having had a quick search of the
>> archives
>> > it seems this isn't the first time it's come up, so I thought I'd ask
>> for a
>> > reference before opening an issue.
>>
>> The manifest should always be the first entry for a JAR file to be valid,
>> which is specified, though not really clearly, see [1] for example.
>>
>> https://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/technotes/tools/windows/jar.html
>>
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