Nexus Repository Composer Format
Table Of Contents
- Using Composer with Nexus Repository Manger 3
- Installing the plugin
- The Fine Print
- Getting Help
- Composer Plugin
- Apache Maven 3.3.3+
- Java 8+
- Network access to https://repository.sonatype.org/content/groups/sonatype-public-grid
Also, there is a good amount of information available at Bundle Development
To build the project and generate the bundle use Maven
mvn clean package
If everything checks out, the bundle for Composer should be available in the
This project is built automatically with Travis CI, and you should be able to see build results on your commits, as well as directly on Travis CI.
Build with Docker
docker build -t nexus-repository-composer:0.0.2 .
Run as a Docker container
docker run -d -p 8081:8081 --name nexus nexus-repository-composer:0.0.2
For further information like how to persist volumes check out the GitHub repo for our official image.
The application will now be available from your browser at http://localhost:8081
Using Composer With Nexus Repository Manager 3
Installing the plugin
There are a range of options for installing the Composer plugin. You'll need to build it first, and then install the plugin with the options shown below:
Installations done via the Karaf console will be wiped out with every restart of Nexus Repository. This is a good installation path if you are just testing or doing development on the plugin.
Enable Nexus console: edit
More details here: Bundle Development
Run Nexus' console:
# sudo su - nexus $ cd <nexus_dir>/bin $ ./nexus run > bundle:install file:///tmp/nexus-repository-composer-0.0.2.jar > bundle:list
(look for org.sonatype.nexus.plugins:nexus-repository-composer ID, should be the last one)
> bundle:start <org.sonatype.nexus.plugins:nexus-repository-composer ID>
(more) Permanent Install
For more permanent installs of the nexus-repository-composer plugin, follow these instructions:
- Copy the bundle (nexus-repository-composer-0.0.2.jar) into <nexus_dir>/deploy
This will cause the plugin to be loaded with each restart of Nexus Repository. As well, this folder is monitored by Nexus Repository and the plugin should load within 60 seconds of being copied there if Nexus Repository is running. You will still need to start the bundle using the karaf commands mentioned in the temporary install.
(most) Permanent Install
If you are trying to use the Composer plugin permanently, it likely makes more sense to do the following:
Copy the bundle into
Make the following additions marked with + to
<feature prerequisite="false" dependency="false">nexus-repository-rubygems</feature> + <feature prerequisite="false" dependency="false">nexus-repository-composer</feature> <feature prerequisite="false" dependency="false">nexus-repository-gitlfs</feature> </feature>
+ <feature name="nexus-repository-composer" description="org.sonatype.nexus.plugins:nexus-repository-composer" version="0.0.2"> + <details>org.sonatype.nexus.plugins:nexus-repository-composer</details> + <bundle>mvn:org.sonatype.nexus.plugins/nexus-repository-composer/0.0.2</bundle> + </feature> </features>
This will cause the plugin to be loaded and started with each startup of Nexus Repository.
The Fine Print
It is worth noting that this is NOT SUPPORTED by Sonatype, and is a contribution of ours to the open source community (read: you!)
- Use this contribution at the risk tolerance that you have
- Do NOT file Sonatype support tickets related to Composer support in regard to this plugin
- DO file issues here on GitHub, so that the community can pitch in
Phew, that was easier than I thought. Last but not least of all:
Have fun creating and using this plugin and the Nexus platform, we are glad to have you here!
Looking to contribute to our code but need some help? There's a few ways to get information:
- Chat with us on Gitter
- Check out the Nexus3 tag on Stack Overflow
- Check out the Nexus Repository User List
The composer plugin
elendev/nexus-composer-push (https://github.com/Elendev/nexus-composer-push) provide a composer command to push to a Nexus Repository using this plugin.