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These zipped repos can be either used to provision your install or used to provision your PDE target.
 
These zipped repos can be either used to provision your install or used to provision your PDE target.
  
These repos have a format like this
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These repos have a format such as
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artifacts.jar
 
artifacts.jar
 
content.jar
 
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featureA.jar
 
featureA.jar
 
featureB.jar
 
featureB.jar
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Thus these zips cannot be just unzipped on top of your install or into your dropins folder.  You must use the p2 user ui to untilize them.   
 
Thus these zips cannot be just unzipped on top of your install or into your dropins folder.  You must use the p2 user ui to untilize them.   

Revision as of 14:46, 17 March 2009

With 3.5M6, there are zipped repos for the RCP, CVS, JDT and PDE (Runtime and SDK) zipped p2 repos available with each build.

These zipped repos can be either used to provision your install or used to provision your PDE target.

These repos have a format such as artifacts.jar content.jar plugins/ pluginA.jar pluginB.jar pluginC.jar features/ featureA.jar featureB.jar

Thus these zips cannot be just unzipped on top of your install or into your dropins folder. You must use the p2 user ui to untilize them.

Provisioning your install from a zipped p2 repo

To provision your install, select Help->Install New Software and select Add to add a new repository


Repo1.JPG


Select the archive that you have downloaded from the build page. For example, if you wish to provision from the M6 jdt source zipped repo


Repo2.JPG

Select Open. You'll see the contents of the repository, identical to one on a remote http repository.


Repo3.jpg

Proceed as normal to provision your install.


Provisioning your target from a zipped repo


When setting your target, select Add and select Repository or update site

Pde1.jpg

Select Manage Site

Pde2.jpg

Select Archive and proceed to select the zipped archive on your filesystem.

Note: Please see bug bug 268210 for issues related to provisioning from these repos for your PDE target. Currently, you can't provision from these repos in PDE because the repository browser doesn't show categories.

Pde3.jpg