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From Jean-Baptiste Onofré ...@nanthrax.net>
Subject Re: Warning when files are not deployed by a feature
Date Fri, 12 Apr 2013 07:03:48 GMT
Hi Christian,

We have an option "overwrite" to define if the file should be 
overwritten or not during feature installation.

I'm agree with you, we should log a warn message to inform the user if a 
configfile or config (resulting to a file) don't overwrite the final file.

For the -f, I'm not sure: overriding the option in the features XML 
could be risky, but basicly, it's the user responsibility.

It sounds good to me.

Do you want that I create the Jira about that ?


On 04/11/2013 03:15 PM, Christian Schneider wrote:
> Hi all,
> karaf can deploy files like config files during the installation of a
> feature. If the file is already present then it is not overwritten.
> I wonder if we should print a warning in this case. One use case for
> this is a new version of a feature that adds a new needed property
> to a config file. If the old feature was already present then the old
> config will be present and the user may also have done changes.
> So there might be cases where a feature works if it can install its
> default configs but does not work when they are already present but
> invalid.
> So we could write for each file that is already present:
> "Warning: file <path> to be deployed is already present and will not be
> changed."
> We could also provide an option in feature:install like -f that forces
> all files to be overwritten if someone wants to make sure the feature
> installation should use the defaults.
> What do you think?
> Christian

Jean-Baptiste Onofré
Talend - http://www.talend.com

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