A composite repository doesn't directly contain any contents, but rather contains only a list of child repositories.
A p2 repository contains either metadata or artifacts related to software provisioning.
The common base class for metadata and artifact repository managers.
This package defines API common to both metadata and artifact repositories. This API includes base interfaces for interacting with generic repositories, and repository manager API for querying and manipulating the set of repositories known to a given provisioning agent.
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