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From David Jencks <>
Subject Re: Apache Directory Plugin - missing files
Date Mon, 13 Aug 2007 23:11:41 GMT

On Aug 13, 2007, at 2:49 PM, Paul McMahan wrote:

> The directory plugin has not been deployed to the online repository  
> so it's not available for download yet.  It has now been removed  
> from the 2.0 catalog so others won't encounter this error and  
> should be added back when the plugin is deployed.  In the meantime  
> I think you can build the plugin locally from the source at http:// 
> and  
> install it from the command line using bin/ install- 
> plugin.   I haven't tried this but I think it should work.


here's some instructions I posted to the apacheds list recently.

The plugin features of geronimo don't work all that well yet, and the  
plugin I worked on for geronimo 2+ and apacheds 1.5.0 isn't released  
yet.  It's significantly easier to get the plugin to run on geronimo  
trunk or the branches/2.0 versions than the about-to-be-officially- 
released (we hope) geronimo 2.0 which unfortunately has a couple of  
bugs in the plugin installer that I discovered a few minutes after  
the release was tagged.

Here's what to do:

geronimo: get 2.0 or build server/trunk or server/branches/2.0

plugin: check out and build plugins/directory/trunk (for apacheds  
1.5.1-SNAPSHOT) or plugins/directory/branches/2.0 (for apacheds 1.5.0).

make your local maven repo look like a geronimo plugin repo:  When  
you built the plugin, maven will have copied a file geronimo- 
plugin.xml to  directory/target/classes/META-INF/geronimo- 
plugin.xml.  Copy this file to ~/.m2/repository/geronimo-plugins.xml  
and edit it so it looks like:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<geronimo-plugin-list xmlns=" 

     <name>Apache Directory 1.5.1-SNAPSHOT for Geronimo</name>

If you are using geronimo 2.0, change
         <gbean xmlns=""
             <attribute name="configFile">var/directory/server.xml</ 

         <gbean xmlns=""
             <attribute name="configFile">var/directory/server.xml</ 

(different namespace)

ok... now for the fireworks :-)
Start geronimo and look in the admin console under "plugins".  Click  
the "add new plugin repository" link and add the file:// url for your  
local maven repo: for me it's file://Users/david/.m2/repository

Now click the Search For Plugins button and you should get a page  
with the directory plugin shown.  If not there might be something  
wrong with  the "supported versions" in the geronimo-plugin.xml, try  
editiing it to whatever version you are using.  Click the install  
buttons at the bottom of the pages until if finally installs....

On branches/2.0 and trunk the plugin should install and start without  
problems.  You can check by looking at the bottom of the System  
Modules page.  On 2.0, you have to do some more work.

from the root of your geronimo install:
mkdir var/directory
cp  repository/org/apache/geronimo/plugins/directory/2.0-SNAPSHOT/ var/directory/server.xml

Now you should be able to start the plugin from the system modules  
page in the admin console.

I checked that it was working ok by using LDAP Studio to connect: I  
could see some plausible entries and appeared to be able to add and  
edit entries, so I figured it was working properly.

Obviously this procedure is not yet incredibly convenient :-) but I  
think improving it is going to be an immediate focus of a couple of  
the geronimo developers.  Having a really useful plugin will  
hopefully spur this process on :-)

david jencks

> Best wishes,
> Paul
> On Aug 13, 2007, at 5:25 PM, Rodrigo Rodrigues da Silva wrote:
>> I am trying to install apache directory plugin 1.5.0-SNAPSHOT on  
>> geronimo 2.0. But when I choose the plugin and click "Install  
>> Plugin" the progress bar won't change and no plugins is installed.  
>> I get error messages saying some files are missing in repository.  
>> The error messages are attached to this e-mail.
>> Thanks in advance,
>> -- 
>> Rodrigo Rodrigues da Silva
>> Engenharia de Computação - Coop8
>> Grêmio Politécnico - Gestão Colabora
>> "Não importa como morre o home, importa como vive." Carijó, velho  
>> do rio.
>> "To the person with only a hammer, everything looks like a nail."  
>> bussdriver
>> <error.txt>

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