Repository Generator Tool

It is a command line tool to generate a repository xml for a list of bundles. The instruction is as follows.

  1. Obtain the tool + a) Build the tool from Aries trunk. + The easiest way to obtain the tool is to download the aries trunk, navigate to the 'application->application-tooling-repository-generator', and then run mvn install, copy all jars from the the target directory. +

  2. Execute the command line tool

    java -jar org.apache.aries.application.tooling.repository.generator-xxx.jar [repository xml location] url1 [url2…​]

The text under the [] is optional. If [repository xml loaction] is absent, the repository.xml file will be generated under the current directory.

The xxx is the maven version of bundle org.apache.aries.application.tooling.repository.generator, e.g. 0.1.0-SNAPSHOT. + The file: protocol - url can be a file or a directory, all valid bundles under that directory or subdirectory will be included in the repository xml (no need to list every single jar). + + Following is an example of generating a repository xml for all the bundles under the directory of c:\temp\test\jars recursively and a bundle located under The repository xml is saved under c:\temp\test with the file name of repo.xml.

java -jar org.apache.aries.application.tooling.repository.generator-0.1.0-SNAPSHOT.jar c:\temp\test\repo.xml file:///C:/temp/test/jars