Bitbucket plugin: dependency jira-rest-java-client-core raises org.osgi.framework.BundleException


I'm trying to build a Bitbucket pre-receive hook plugin that checks Jira issue status before allowing 'git push'. I use the Jira REST API:

import com.atlassian.util.concurrent.Promise;

I have added the required dependency to my pom:


The package is not supplied by Bitbucket System Bundle, so scope is 'compile'.

My code compiles and works fine in a unit test, so the dependency seems to be correct basically.

But jira-rest-java-client-core brings ~45 transiently dependent packages with it and I have no idea which of them to either

  • exclude from the depdency or
  • exclude from OSGI's <Import-Package> or
  • include as additional 'compile' scope dependencies.

No matter what combination of the above I try (believe me, I have tried beyond frustration) every time there is a different BundleException. I use 'atlas-debug' (or 'atlas-cli' and 'pi') to deploy my plugin to the local Tomcat and I always get something like this:

Caused by: org.osgi.framework.BundleException: Unresolved constraint in bundle com.rockwell.ssb.atlas.bitbucket.plugins.bitbucket-4.13.0-git-pre-tests [129]: Unable to resolve 129.0: missing requirement [129.0] osgi.wiring.package; (osgi.wiring.package=com.rockwell.ssb.atlas.bitbucket.plugins.api) [caused by: Unable to resolve 141.0: missing requirement [141.0] osgi.wiring.package; (]
    at org.apache.felix.framework.Felix.resolveBundleRevision(

  • Does someone have a pom that correctly resolves the jira-rest-java-client-core dependencies in a Bitbucket pre-receive hook plugin project that I could use?
  • Is there a systematic approach to get this resolved?

Any help greatly appreciated - thanks!


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Timothy Chin Community Champion Dec 04, 2017

There is a simpler way to do it if Jira and Bitbucket are application linked together:

This is an example using:


Thanks for the Info. The solution was indeed to use a different API to access Jira. Yet in the end I decided to use javax.json, which has a low footprint and was fairly easy to include in my OSGI bundle.

I gave up on using jira-rest-java-client-core because the ~45 transiently dependent packages it brings contain too many conflicts with other components inherited from Bitbucket System Bundle to handle.

I was reluctant to try applinks-api, because the connection cannot be unit tested independently. (Needs unit test plugin on Bitbucket actually linked to Jira.)

Thanks again for your support!

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