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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] p2 <-> aggregator sync.

On Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 7:48 PM, Stephan Herrmann
<stephan.herrmann@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I've been observing conflicts between recent changes in p2
> and the CBI aggregator for some weeks [1].
> Today, I triggered a gerrit test with latest from Object Teams,
> which is provided as a repo created by latest from p2 (as of M5).
> Result [2]:
> Unable to load repository
> p2:file:///home/data/httpd/
> While I don't see the actual root error, this appears to be the case
> were the aggregator cannot handle current format of p2 meta data.
> (Any chance to access any details of this failure?)

It's not mandatory for this to be the case. It can be smth similar to and the ant task
eating the underlying exception. It has been announced for Tycho
builds [1]. And explained with more details in [2]. It would be nice
someone with more knowledge of CBI Ant magic to check whether this is
the case.


> When I locally install the latest CBI aggregator from
> I can successfully validate and build the aggregation.
> Smoke tests of installing from that locally built repo show
> no problems.
> How do folks feel about either of
>  A upgrading to latest from CBI aggregator?
>  B ensuring that no project in simrel uses p2 > Photon M3 for their
> contribution?
>    B.1: how long can be "freeze" p2 at Oxygen level??
> We have no plan C for M5.
> BTW, kudos to David Williams for doing the necessary maintenance
> to keep the aggregator alive [3].
> A fine point: I found no way to upgrade the Oomph-based SimRel
> workbench to latest from p2 and aggregator, because we'd need versions
> from M5 of which no EPP exists at this point. Chicken-and-egg?
> best,
> Stephan
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
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Alexander Kurtakov
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