Hi, You can give this  a go. It might help you find the inter-dependencies between bundles.
 - https://github.com/amitjoy/dependency-graph-osgi Best Regards, Amit ________________________________ Von: Per-Erik Svensson <per-e...@2c8.com> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 8. Oktober 2020 17:28 Uhr An: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> Betreff: Where do the imports come from: maven-bundle-plugin Hi all, I’m currently rewriting an application where we’ve used OSGi and expose a heap of packages via “org.osgi.framework.system.packages.extra". This list has grown considerably over the years so I would like to shrink it, mainly by investigating why we need all these packages. I can obviously figure out which bundles that need a specific package by examining the bundle manifest, but going further is often a pretty arduous task. The reason is that many of the bundles are built with import instructions looking like <Import-Package>package.we.know.we.need;version=…, *</Import-Package> Couple this with <Embed-Dependency>*;scope=compile</Embed-Dependency> <Embed-Transitive>true</Embed-Transitive> And you have a bundle manifest that is really hard to examine when it comes to the question “why did maven-bundle-plugin choose to make this package imported”. So, to my question; Is there any way to get a dependency “path” from one of my packages in the bundle to the package in the import-header. I’ve tried both jdeps and bnd print -u (and -b) but none of these seem to be able to even find all the imports that are made (I particularly don’t understand why bnd print wouldn’t get me the result I want since bnd is what maven-bundle-plugin uses). I suspect that they don’t look at transitive deps? In short, is there any tool that you guys use to do something like prompt> tool find-package-in-bundle-using somepackage Where “somepackage” is a package generated as an import by maven-bundle-plugin. Note that “somepackage” may not be directly used by any package of my bundle since it may come from a package in a library that in turn depends on a package in some other library. (This is fairly common when dealing with xml, apache-fop, apache-poi and similar “large” libraries.) Even better of course would be if maven-bundle-plugin could expose its final dependency graph somehow (similar maybe to how maven-dependency-plugin’s “tree” and “list/resolve” work). Best regards, PER-ERIK SVENSSON Software developer +46 (0)54 21 27 28 per-e...@2c8.com<mailto:per-e...@2c8.com> [Logo-2c8-RGB-400] 2conciliate Business Solutions AB Älvgatan 5, SE-652 25 Karlstad www.2c8.com<http://www.2c8.com/>