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Re: [p2-dev] can platform be updated via p2?

[slight correction in bold red below]

Indeed. I obviously did not think that through very well. I can't just update the platform in the SDK. I can update the platform in a platform installation. So that's what I'm focusing on now.

Unfortunately, I'm still not on the same page as you. Zips such as eclipse-platform-3.6.1-macosx-cocoa-x86_64.tar.gz and (I'm on windows) are not p2 repos, right? My understanding is there's only one platform p2 repo zip: Those other zips are "unzip-and-run" distributions of the platform.

If I'm right so far, then I can say with near certainty that there is no "org.eclipse.platform.ide" IU in the p2 archive (

Nonetheless, I've tried what you suggested. I unzipped, then tried the following cmdline to update it to platform 3.6.1

"C:\eclipse_3.7\eclipsec" ^
   -application org.eclipse.equinox.p2.director  ^
   -nosplash ^
   -consoleLog ^
   -profile PlatformProfile ^
   -installIU org.eclipse.platform.ide ^
   -repository file:/f:/temp/testp2/plat361p2 ^
   -destination f:\temp\testp2\plat36\eclipse


         f:/temp/testp2/plat361p2 <==
         f:\temp\testp2\plat36\eclipse <==

What I get in stdout is
        Installing org.eclipse.platform.ide 3.6.0.I20100608-0911
        Operation completed in 5688 ms.

Might sound good, but it's not. Note that it said it installed 3.6.0 of org.eclipse.platform.ide...not 3.6.1. The resulting platform installation has no change in it that I can see. It still has 3.6.0 of the platform.

I've been racking my brains trying to make sense of what you've suggested and trying everything under the sun. There's a big disconnect between what you're saying and what I'm doing/seeing.


At 03:32 PM 10/27/2011, DJ Houghton wrote:

If I'm reading what you're describing correctly, you are starting with a 3.6.0 SDK zip. You can't take a 3.6 SDK and replace the platform that it contains. What the error message you posted says is that the SDK 3.6.0 requires the Platform 3.6.0 and if you install Platform 3.6.1 then you will break it.

Coincidentally enough, the p2 team has been working on a new feature so if you run into the problem described above, we will recommend that you also update the SDK to 3.6.1 (if available) and then your install will complete. The feature is almost implemented and will appear in the 3.8 integration builds soon.

If you use the Platform zip (e.g. eclipse-platform-3.6.1-macosx-cocoa-x86_64.tar.gz) you will see the platform.ide IU:
<unit id='org.eclipse.platform.ide' version='3.6.1.M20100909-0800'>

So to fix your problem you either need to use a Platform zip (and update the org.eclipse.platform.ide IU) or change your command-line to update the org.eclipse.sdk.ide IU.

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2011/10/27 04:01 PM
Re: [p2-dev] can platform be updated via p2?
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There is no IU called org.eclipse.platform.ide in the p2 zip ( The only IUs in that p2 with 'platform' in the name are:
      org.eclipse.platform org.eclipse.platform.doc.user org.eclipse.platform.feature.jar org.eclipse.platform_root
Here's what I get (cleaned up) when I try to update the platform in the 3.6 SDK with the one from the 3.6.1 p2 zip
      Cannot complete the install because of a conflicting dependency. Software being installed: Eclipse Platform 3.6.1.r361_v20100909-9gF78GrkFqw7GrsZnvz0JWNTeb6fue6896L ( 3.6.1.r361_v20100909-9gF78GrkFqw7GrsZnvz0JWNTeb6fue6896L) Software currently installed: Eclipse SDK 3.6.0.I20100608-0911 (org.eclipse.sdk.ide 3.6.0.I20100608-0911) Only one of the following can be installed at once: Eclipse Platform 3.6.0.v201006080911 (org.eclipse.platform 3.6.0.v201006080911) Eclipse Platform 3.6.1.v201009090800 (org.eclipse.platform 3.6.1.v201009090800) [snip]
I've tried specifying each of the IUs listed above. None of them work.

Finally, here's the cmdline I'm using:

"C:\eclipse_3.7\eclipsec" ^
-application org.eclipse.equinox.p2.director ^
-nosplash ^
-consoleLog ^
-profile SDKProfile ^
-installIU "" ^
file:/f:/temp/testp2/plat361p2 ^
-destination f:\temp\testp2\sdk36\eclipse


At 11:46 AM 10/27/2011, DJ Houghton wrote:
      Yes, you should be able to update the platform via p2. If you have the platform zip, the may be blocked by the org.eclipse.platform.ide InstallableUnit. Try updating that instead. _______________________________________________ p2-dev mailing list p2-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx

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