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From Michael Täschner <m.taesch...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: Duplicate feature repository entry using archive-kar to build deployable applications
Date Thu, 12 Jan 2012 08:35:54 GMT
Hi again,

sorry for any confusion, I hope to clarify my goals and approach. My goal
is to generate kar archive for my multimodule project to deploy them at
runtime as self-contained features. For this I set up a module for
generating the kar from a filtered feature file to manage the version
information of the project.

I started using "archive-kar" goal of feature-maven-plugin of
3.0.0.SNAPSHOT with the feature.xml residing in src/main/resources. As the
feature.xml has to be filtered first, I refer to the filtered file as input
for the plugin:

JB recommended using "create-kar" goal of released karaf
feature-maven-plugin (tried with 2.2.5) and the feature.xml in the same

The result is the same, that the final kar archive contains 2 feature.xml
files causing karaf to register 2 feature repositories, one for the file
copied in from /target/classes and the other one from
/repository/<groupid>/<artifactId> ...

My question was then if one of them could be removed from the kar file to
prevent duplicate feature repository entries.

Feature file (example):
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<features name="${project.artifactId}-${project.version}" xmlns="
  <feature name='${project.artifactId}' version='${project.version}' >

Thanks and Regards,

2012/1/11 David Jencks <david_jencks@yahoo.com>

> I can't tell what you are doing since your information is inconsistent.
> If you use the trunk (3.0.0-SNAPSHOT) karaf-maven-plugin and the kar
> packaging your "source" feature.xml file should be in
> src/main/feature/feature.xml.  AFAIK this works fine.
> I don't know anything about 2.2.x.
> david jencks
> On Jan 11, 2012, at 8:21 AM, Michael Täschner wrote:
> Hi JB,
> I switched to the create-kar goal of maven-features-plugin of karaf 2.2.5,
> yet the issues remain: If the input feature file uses properties I can only
> use the already filtered file in target/classes (I uses
> ${project.artifactId}, version, etc.) else the bundles cannot be resolved.
> Additionally the resulting kar still contains two feature files: the one
> from build path (target/classes) and the one within /repository, still
> resulting in two feature repositories being added in karaf ?
> Did I do something wrong ?
> Cheers,
> Michael
> 2012/1/11 Jean-Baptiste Onofré <jb@nanthrax.net>
>> Hi Michael,
>> my comments inline:
>>  1: I use the features-maven-plugin of karaf 3.0.0-SNAPSHOT to
>>> "archive-kar" my feature from a filtered features.xml file in
>>> src/main/resources/feature. This works fine apart from the fact that the
>>> resulting kar contains two features.xml, one in /features (as copied
>>> from /target/classes/feature) and one in the correct place under
>>> /repository/<groupId>/<**artifactId>-features.xml. How can I tell
>>> plugin to ignore the /target/feature/features.xml in the kar while I
>>> still need it for the build ? Right now karaf shows two added feature
>>> repositories for the same bundles and I have to remove one manually.
>> The create-kar goal is now available with features-maven-plugin 2.2.5.
>> http://karaf.apache.org/**manual/latest-2.2.x/users-**guide/kar.html<http://karaf.apache.org/manual/latest-2.2.x/users-guide/kar.html>
>> I blogged about it:
>> http://blog.nanthrax.net/2011/**12/do-you-know-the-apache-**
>> karaf-maven-plugins/<http://blog.nanthrax.net/2011/12/do-you-know-the-apache-karaf-maven-plugins/>
>> The create-kar goal take the featuresFile, so it should include only this
>> one, and you shouldn't use a resource for that.
>>> 2. Undeploy of kar from the karaf /deploy folder has currently no
>>> effect, neither the feature repo, nor the features/bundles themselves
>>> are undeployed ? Additionally I wonder what would happen if I copy a
>>> newer kar of my features to the /deploy folder ?!
>> It's an expected behavior. Removing a kar file doesn't remove the
>> features installed (and the bundles/config associated).
>> On Karaf 2.2.x, the kar is uncompress in the local-repo folder, adding a
>> .timestamp.
>> If you copy a new KAR, the KarDeployer will check if the kar is newer
>> than the previous .timestamp and so it will try to update the
>> features/bundles. Else, nothing will be performed.
>> Regards
>> JB
>>> I am grateful for any answer and look forward to hearing from you.
>>> Kind Regards,
>>> Michael
>> --
>> Jean-Baptiste Onofré
>> jbonofre@apache.org
>> http://blog.nanthrax.net
>> Talend - http://www.talend.com

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