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From Jean-Baptiste Onofré (JIRA) <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (KARAF-2752) Provide a way to override bundles at feature installation time
Date Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:03:19 GMT

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Jean-Baptiste Onofré updated KARAF-2752:

    Fix Version/s:     (was: 3.1.0)

> 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: 3.0.1
> 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:
> {code}
> url;range="[2,3)"
> {code}
> in which case, any target bundle matching the version range and the symbolic name will
be overriden.

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