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JBoss Fuse - Tips, Deploying Profile without Fabric8 maven plugin

If you want to take advantage of the Fuse Fabric deploy plugin, with new JBoss Fuse 6.2 requires you need to have Apache Maven 3.1.1 - 3.2.4. Otherwise, you may bump into error. The reason is because there has been a major API change in maven after 3.2.4. 

Here is the exception you might see if you don't have the correct maven version. 

No implementation for org.eclipse.aether.connector.wagon.WagonProvider was bound.
while locating org.eclipse.aether.connector.wagon.WagonRepositoryConnectorFactory

1 error
at org.eclipse.sisu.bean.BeanScheduler$Activator.onProvision(
at org.eclipse.sisu.inject.LazyBeanEntry.getValue(
at org.eclipse.sisu.wire.EntrySetAdapter$
at org.eclipse.aether.internal.impl.DefaultRepositoryConnectorProvider.newRepositoryConnector(
at org.eclipse.aether.internal.impl.DefaultMetadataResolver$
at org.eclipse.aether.util.concurrency.RunnableErrorForwarder$
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$

So there are two things you can do, 

1. Change you maven to 3.1.1 ~ 3.2.4 and you are good to go.

2. If for some reason, you need specific version in maven, probably the best way is not to use the fabric maven deploy plugin. So we have to do everything manually. What it basically does, 

  • A. Compile and package the application into maven repository.
  • B. Create a profile to deploy into Fuse Fabric.
  • C. Assign repositories, features and bundles into profile. 

For example, in my Travel agency demo, with the maven plugin, these are the configurations I need to provide. 

<fabric8.parentProfiles>feature-camel mq-client</fabric8.parentProfiles>                                                       
<fabric8.features>camel-jpa activemq-camel hibernate jdbc</fabric8.features>  

With the plugin, it will create a profile named "demo-travelagency-bookingservice" and have feature-camel and mq-client as the parent profile. Add camel-jpa , activemq-camel, hibernate, jdbc as features into profile. and lastly add two bundles, h2 and the application itself, bookingservice

Before I turn this into manual step, there are some settings I want to create beforehand, so it's easier to manage. Create a feature project, I added a new feature repository with a feature name "booking-service" that contains all the depended features and bundles in it.

<features name="TravelAgencyRepo" xmlns="">


  <feature name="booking-service" resolver="(obr)">
    <bundle start-level="20">mvn:com.h2database/h2/1.4.181</bundle>
    <feature version="2.15.1.redhat-620133">camel-jpa</feature>
    <feature version="5.11.0.redhat-620133">activemq-camel</feature>
    <feature version="4.2.19.Final-redhat-1">hibernate</feature>
    <feature version="2.4.0.redhat-620133">jdbc</feature>


Now we can start creating the profile, (make sure you have Fuse installed with Fabric created too). We first create the profile with two parent profiles

fabric:profile-create --parents feature-camel --parents mq-client demo-travelagency-webendpoint

And then add the repository we create previously to the profile.

fabric:profile-edit --repository mvn:org.blogdemo.travelagency/features/1.0/xml/features demo-travelagency-webendpoint

Add "booking-service" feature from the repository we just added to the profile.

fabric:profile-edit --feature webendpoint-service/0.0.0 demo-travelagency-webendpoint

Lastly add our application to the profile and we are done.

fabric:profile-edit --bundle mvn:org.blogdemo.travelagency/webendpoint/1.0 demo-travelagency-webendpoint

That's all you have to do :)


Paolo Antinori said…
Nice post!

I'd like to point to a couple of additional resources.

shows a full Maven based project that uses Maven templating capabilities to generate a features file:

And, as an alternative, an handy Maven companion script, that allows you to use the version of Maven you want, taking care of downloading, extracting and executing it on your behalf:

The official documentation suggests to shade your original `mvn` executable with it, but I find it's more flexible to install and use it in this way:

# install
mkdir -p ~/bin && curl -s > ~/bin/mvn_specific_version && chmod 0755 ~/bin/mvn_specific_version

# run
DEFAULT_MVN_VERSION=3.2.3 mvn_specific_version clean install


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