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From "Georg Henzler (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (SLING-7790) Allow for synchronous installation of bundles and configurations via install hook
Date Thu, 04 Oct 2018 22:09:00 GMT


Georg Henzler commented on SLING-7790:

After some more tests, I started using the class [InfoProvider|]
to retrieve initial installation status (same as status as shown in installer web console
plugin) in [9a95ab7d4f7|]

> Allow for synchronous installation of bundles and configurations via install hook
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: SLING-7790
>                 URL:
>             Project: Sling
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Installer
>            Reporter: Georg Henzler
>            Assignee: Georg Henzler
>            Priority: Major
> Normally bundles configurations are installed asynchronously after a bundle is saved
to the JCR during package installation (vault packages). This is due to the backgroundThread
that the OsgiInstallerImpl is using. Since the introduction of the pauseInstallation signal
node via SLING-3747, the installation of bundles and configurations is even forced to after
the completed vault package installation. This behaviour also means that the package dependency
can be declared, but it is not effective on "contained bundle level" but only on JCR content
level. The following is not possible today:
> Complete Package with sub packages:
> * Package A (containing Bundle A)
> * Package B (containing Bundle B) with dependency to Bundle A
> If it is just a OSGi package dependency from Bundle B to Bundle A the installation order
does not matter (the OSGi framework will sort it out). However if the content of Package B
has a dependency to bundle A (think custom oak restrictions [1] or install hooks referenced)
there will be an error. 
> To allow for those cases and to avoid manual steps (not providing a complete package
often means exactly that), it would be good to have a means to install contained bundles of
a package synchronously. This can be achieved by a fairly simple install hook that "pre-installs"
the contained InstallableResources with the correct digest to the OsgiInstaller. The subsequent
call of sling-org-apache-sling-installer-provider-jcr will just update the already installed
resource again with the same digest (which will not cause any action in the system). 
> Obviously this mechanism should only be used where needed and only for configurations
and bundles that are safe to install (bundles/configs that will never restart any of the base
services). Using the install hook makes the mechanism "opt-in". 
> [1] 

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