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OEPE in an offline environment

3164639
3164639 Member Posts: 2
edited Feb 1, 2016 11:59AM in Enterprise Pack for Eclipse

Hello community,

is there any way to install the OEPE in an offline environment? I have seen that there is an OEPE already packaged into an Eclipse version. But i did not find a way to extend an existing Eclipse without naving Internet access. Is there a way of downloading the plugin repository? The only way i found was to move Eclipse folder to an Internet-enabled machine, install OEPE and move it back. However, this is very inconvinient.

Thank you very much in advance,

Arnd

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  • Raj Alag-Oracle
    Raj Alag-Oracle Member Posts: 125
    edited Jan 28, 2016 1:21PM

    Hi Arnd,

    Unfortunately, we currently do not make the plugins repository available for download. The two options currently available for offline installs are 1) the all-in-one zip installer 2) install into existing eclipse on machine with network access and copy over.

    Thanks

    Raj

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  • 3164639
    3164639 Member Posts: 2
    edited Jan 29, 2016 3:49AM

    Thank you Raj, for the information.

    Couldn't it be that Eclipse itself or another tool supports the mirroring or downloading of plugin repositories? Presumably, this could be interesting for other plugins as well. Or is it some kind of strategy to not supporting or allowing this?

  • Kosta-Oracle
    Kosta-Oracle Member Posts: 461
    edited Feb 1, 2016 11:59AM

    Eclipse includes a command line tool for mirroring repositories. It's mostly intended for mirroring simple repositories, while OEPE repositories are composites of dozens of separate repositories. The tool might still work on a composite, but you would have to experiment with it. Note that the combined repository will have several gigabytes worth of artifacts, many of which you will not use during any one particular install. The mirroring operation will take a very long time.

    Help - Eclipse Platform

    We would be interested in learning more about your offline installation usecase as that can help us in evaluating future distribution strategies.

    1. Could you discuss why a pre-packaged Eclipse distribution that we offer does not work for your usecase?

    2. Could you discuss why the installation must occur in an offline environment?

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