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How to use p2 bundle pooling for Eclipsen 4.2/equinox 3.8 [message #890207] Thu, 21 June 2012 13:09 Go to next message
Roland Tepp is currently offline Roland TeppFriend
Messages: 36
Registered: July 2009

I am trying to understand how to install eclipse using bundle pooling
for Eclipse 4.2.

The trouble is that existing articles concerning bundle pooling are
somewhat outdated (meaning they mention installer app and/or
agent/director apps, but equinox 4.2RC6 download page does not list
these as downloadable artifacts)

How can I set up my bundle-pooling for 4.2 based installations?

More generally - is there some technical documentation somewhere that
would explain all the relevant/possible configuration options and the
underlying mechanics behind the bundle pooling?
Re: How to use p2 bundle pooling for Eclipsen 4.2/equinox 3.8 [message #890532 is a reply to message #890207] Fri, 22 June 2012 14:10 Go to previous message
Paul Webster is currently offline Paul WebsterFriend
Messages: 6859
Registered: July 2009
Location: Ottawa
Senior Member

One way to use bundle pools is the have a shared p2 area and different configuration areas. In this example, their needs to be a p2 profile that matches the "-target". "-target" will be created with the native launchers and its own configuration area within the common area. For example:

bash$ eclipse/eclipse -application org.eclipse.equinox.p2.director \
-noSplash -bundlepool $TARGET -shared $TARGET/p2 \
-destination $TARGET/win32_win32_x86 \
-profile SDKProfile_win32_win32_x86 \
-profileProperties org.eclipse.update.install.features=true \
-p2.os win32 win32 -p2.arch x86 -roaming \
-repository \
-installIUs org.eclipse.sdk.ide

There are still some bugs that can be hand-edited out:


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