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From "Guillaume Nodet (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (KARAF-2752) Provide a way to override bundles at feature installation time
Date Tue, 11 Feb 2014 10:57:19 GMT
Guillaume Nodet created KARAF-2752:

             Summary: Provide a way to override bundles at feature installation time
                 Key: KARAF-2752
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/KARAF-2752
             Project: Karaf
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: karaf-feature
            Reporter: Guillaume Nodet
            Assignee: Guillaume Nodet
             Fix For: 3.1.0

This would be very beneficial when trying to provide some kind of "patched" distributions
of Karaf and based applications.

When installing features, if you want to modify a bundle, the only way is to release a new
feature file which can be problematic, especially when the target bundle is a transitive dependency,
because you then need to release multiple features descriptors in various projects.

The idea is to provide a simple file in etc/overrides.properties which will contain a list
of bundle urls to consider as replacements when installing features.  Before installation,
bundles will be scanned for matching overrides.
Matching is done so that the target and override bundles must have the same symbolic name
and the target bundle version must has the same major and minor version than the override
bundle.  This version range can be specified manually using something like:
in which case, any target bundle matching the version range and the symbolic name will be

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