What’s the correct way to add/start a bundle?
I’m trying to convert PDFs to Images so I’m using the java library org.apache.pdfbox.pdmodel.PDDocument which is included as part of the “PDF Extension” that is installed on my lucee 5 instance.
However when I try to access it, I get
cannot load class through its string name, because no definition for the class with the specified name [org.apache.pdfbox.pdmodel.PDDocument] … java.lang.ClassNotFoundException:org.apache.pdfbox.pdmodel
However, if I add a throwaway call to the pdf tag, something like:
pdf action="getInfo" source=pdfFile name="throwAway";
Then call my code, my code now works.
Looking at the application log, the pdf call has kicked off a chain of add and start bundles.
So, how can I do this or ensure something has done this before my code executes?
My initial thought is to put a dummy call in the healthcheck that’s run on server start to ensure it’s there, but is that the best solution?