ocm describe package [<options>] {<component-reference>} {<resource id field>}


  -h, --help                 help for package
      --lookup stringArray   repository name or spec for closure lookup fallback
      --repo string          repository name or spec


Describe a TOI package provided by a resource of an OCM component version.

The package resource must have the type toiPackage. This is a simple YAML file resource describing the bootstrapping of a dedicated kind of software. See also the topic ocm toi toi-bootstrapping.

The first matching resource of this type is selected. Optionally a set of identity attribute can be specified used to refine the match. This can be the resource name and/or other key/value pairs (<attr>=<value>).

If the –repo option is specified, the given names are interpreted relative to the specified repository using the syntax


If no –repo option is specified the given names are interpreted as located OCM component version references:

[<repo type>::]<host>[:<port>][/<base path>]//<component>[:<version>]

Additionally there is a variant to denote common transport archives and general repository specifications

[<repo type>::]<filepath>|<spec json>[//<component>[:<version>]]

The –repo option takes an OCM repository specification:

[<repo type>::]<configured name>|<file path>|<spec json>

For the Common Transport Format the types directory, tar or tgz is possible.

Using the JSON variant any repository types supported by the linked library can be used:

Dedicated OCM repository types:

  • ComponentArchive: v1

OCI Repository types (using standard component repository to OCI mapping):

  • CommonTransportFormat: v1
  • OCIRegistry: v1
  • oci: v1
  • ociRegistry

If a component lookup for building a reference closure is required the –lookup option can be used to specify a fallback lookup repository. By default, the component versions are searched in the repository holding the component version for which the closure is determined. For Component Archives this is never possible, because it only contains a single component version. Therefore, in this scenario this option must always be specified to be able to follow component references.


$ ocm toi describe package

See Also

  • ocm describe — Describe various elements by using appropriate sub commands.
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