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Re: [tycho-user] Deploy p2 updatesites to nexus

Hello Simon,

you could also have a look at package-drone [1].

This would allow you to upload your non-p2 (but OSGi) bundles (either
manually or using mvn:deploy) and consume them as a P2 repository.

It can also convert maven source attachments to Eclipse Source bundles


PS: since I am working on this, just ask me when you need some help.


On 01/20/2015 11:58 PM, Simon Scholz wrote:
> Dear tycho-users,
> I am currently trying to establish a satisfying solution to generate a
> p2 updatesite of non OSGi bundles on Nexus OSS.
> Therefore I am using the p2-maven-plugin
> ( and define my non OSGi
> dependencies in the pom.xml, which uses the p2-maven-plugin.
> When building this by using "mvn p2:site", all non OSGi dependencies
> are converted to OSGi bundles and a p2 updatesite, containing these
> bundles, is created. This updatesite can be found in the "target >
> repository" folder of the project. After the creation, I want to host
> this p2 updatesite on my Nexus OSS repository, so that I can reference
> this updatesite in my target definition and in the parent pom for my
> tycho build as repository.
>     <repositories>
>         <repository>
>             <id>third-party-osgi</id>
> <url>http://localhost:8081/nexus/content/sites/3rd_party_p2_updatesite/</url>
>             <layout>p2</layout>
>         </repository>
>     </repositories>
> In order to archive this I am currently using a shell script, which
> traverses the "target > repository" folder und upload all updatesite's
> artifacts, which have been created by the p2-maven-plugin, to a
> certain Nexus repository by using curl and the REST API of Nexus OSS.
> This solution actually works, but I am wondering, if it could be
> improved or if better alternative solutions already exists.
> Therefore I have some questions:
> Do you have any comments concerning the solution I just explained?
> Are there any issues I could face with this solution?
> Do other, better solutions exist to provide non OSGi 3rd party
> libraries for a Tycho build?
> In case you like my solution and have no complains concerning it, I am
> willing blog about it so that you can get more details.
> Please also do not hesitate to ask for more details, if something is
> not clear concerning my proposed solution.
> Thanks in advance,
> Simon

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