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How to bundle third party libraries or bundles

Veena_Vikram
Community Advisor
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Hi All

        Is it possible to bundle a third party bundle along with our project bundle through MAVEN? We have faced issues with this many times. Most of the time what i do is to directly install the third party bundle to Felix console and add the dependency to my POM. I am looking for a better approach than this in which everything goes in one shot (bundled in my project )as and when I install my package.

TIA

Veena

1 Accepted Solution
Nupur_Jain
Correct answer by
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Community Advisor

Hi Veena,

There is a way where you can just make the third party bundle part of the project bundle.

Suppose you have a third party bundle called 'thirdparty.jar'. Follow the steps :

1. Add dependency to the pom.xml

          <dependency>

               <groupId>com.thirdparty</groupId>

               <artifactId>my-bundle</artifactId>

               <version>1.0.0</version>

               <scope>system</scope>

               <systemPath>${project.basedir}/../repo/thirdparty.jar</systemPath>

          </dependency>

     if you have the bundle in your system , you can simply give the path to that bundle using the scope 'system'. Here, the folder 'repo' is besides the bundle folder in the project structure.

2. In your maven bundle plugin configuration in pom.xml, add the jar to  the embed-dependency option like that:

          <plugin>

               <groupId>org.apache.felix</groupId>

               <artifactId>maven-bundle-plugin</artifactId>

               <version>2.3.7</version>

               <configuration>

                    <instructions>

                         <Embed-Dependency>*;scope=system</Embed-Dependency>

                    </instructions>

               </configuration>

          </plugin>

3. Build the maven project

4. Go to the target folder where you built bundle/jar is present, extract the jar, you will notice that the thirdparty jar is embedded in the bundle jar. I have attached the screenshot for your reference that shows the content of the extracted bundle containing the thirdparty jar.

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Nupur_Jain
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Community Advisor
Community Advisor

Hi Veena,

There is a way where you can just make the third party bundle part of the project bundle.

Suppose you have a third party bundle called 'thirdparty.jar'. Follow the steps :

1. Add dependency to the pom.xml

          <dependency>

               <groupId>com.thirdparty</groupId>

               <artifactId>my-bundle</artifactId>

               <version>1.0.0</version>

               <scope>system</scope>

               <systemPath>${project.basedir}/../repo/thirdparty.jar</systemPath>

          </dependency>

     if you have the bundle in your system , you can simply give the path to that bundle using the scope 'system'. Here, the folder 'repo' is besides the bundle folder in the project structure.

2. In your maven bundle plugin configuration in pom.xml, add the jar to  the embed-dependency option like that:

          <plugin>

               <groupId>org.apache.felix</groupId>

               <artifactId>maven-bundle-plugin</artifactId>

               <version>2.3.7</version>

               <configuration>

                    <instructions>

                         <Embed-Dependency>*;scope=system</Embed-Dependency>

                    </instructions>

               </configuration>

          </plugin>

3. Build the maven project

4. Go to the target folder where you built bundle/jar is present, extract the jar, you will notice that the thirdparty jar is embedded in the bundle jar. I have attached the screenshot for your reference that shows the content of the extracted bundle containing the thirdparty jar.

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Veena_Vikram
Community Advisor
Community Advisor

I will try this out and let you know if this worked for me. Thanks for a quick turnaround

smacdonald2008
Level 10
Level 10

We have this covered here:

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Veena_Vikram
Community Advisor
Community Advisor

Thanks Nupur It worked ...