|Re: Mirroring Helios-Updatesite with B3 [message #660325 is a reply to message #660307]
||Thu, 17 March 2011 21:21
|| Thomas Hallgren
Registered: July 2009
On 2011-03-17 19:46, Simon Linden wrote:|
> thank you for your reply.
> I'm also having problems and errors when I try to mirror a Eclipse update site via b3 aggregator.Thomas Hallgren wrote
> on Wed, 09 March 2011 12:58
>> If you want the Helios SR2 only, I suggest you mirror from the individual repository instead of the composite, i.e.
> Can you please explain the different between an individual repository and the composite repository..? many thanks!
> I'm actual testing your link provided in your post - hope it solve my problem.. :? Best regards
Helios was released in June last year. Since then, there's been an SR1 and SR2 service release. Each of those three
releases is a complete and coherent repository created by the b3 aggregator. The helios repository that is available at
this URL however:
is a composite repository that contains all three releases and that has some disadvantages. It's a) not coherent, b)
takes 3 times as long to download, and c) contains a lot of old stuff that you most likely don't want. The repository
XML (available as the one and only file that you get by appending /compositeContent.jar to the URL), looks like this:
<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
<repository name='Helios Milestone Repository'
type='org.eclipse.equinox.internal.p2.metadata.repository.Co mpositeMetadataRepository' version='1.0.0'>
<property name='p2.compressed' value='true'/>
<property name='p2.timestamp' value='1277295885098'/>
The thing to pay attention to are the child elements. They are relative to the composite URL which means that the
smaller and coherent SR2 repository can be found at:
The same apply to http://download.eclipse.org/eclipse/updates/3.6
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