Packager Application

Last modified by Vincent Massol on 2021/03/17 21:07

cogDefine XWiki Applications and Package them in a xar file
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XWiki Development Team

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LicenseGNU Lesser General Public License 2.1


This application is now deprecated. Instead use the Application Manager Application.

How to use

Import the Packager application in your XWiki using the Import tool in the Administration and point your browser to the Package.WebHome page.

From there you can create a package and define it. The important field is the filelist field which lists all the package's wiki pages (one per line).

Once your package is defined you can Export it to a "xar" file using the Export link.

Next steps for this application is to include a file picker to create the file list by selecting files from the wiki.

Prerequisites & Installation Instructions

We recommend using the Extension Manager to install this extension (Make sure that the text "Installable with the Extension Manager" is displayed at the top right location on this page to know if this extension can be installed with the Extension Manager). Note that installing Extensions when being offline is currently not supported and you'd need to use some complex manual method.

You can also use the following manual method, which is useful if this extension cannot be installed with the Extension Manager or if you're using an old version of XWiki that doesn't have the Extension Manager:

  1. Log in the wiki with a user having Administration rights
  2. Go to the Administration page and select the Import category
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to upload the downloaded XAR
  4. Click on the uploaded XAR and follow the instructions
  5. You'll also need to install all dependent Extensions that are not already installed in your wiki

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