2012-09-23 18:18:33 UTC
we're trying to create a repository mirror from a variety of 3rd party p2
repos. To create the mirrored repo, we're using the
tycho-p2-extras-plugin with the mirror goal. This works fine, however the
generated repsitory will be categorized just like the mirrored features have
The features in the aggregated repo should be categorized differently
though than the features in the originating repos. Currently
we're using a 2step build for this:
1. Create the mirrored repository using the tycho-p2-extras-plugin :
2. Create a new eclipse-repository using the (local) features from the
previous build, but with a separate category.xml :
The problem with this solution is, that the category.xml needs the
hardcoded and specific versions of the features in the aggregated repo.
So anytime the version of one of the mirrored features changes, the
category.xml needs to be updated manually.
Ideally, the process should be fully automated and run by a cronjob - where
the latest features of the mirrored repos are categorized automatically.
Does anyone know if there's a way to do this?