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Re: [F8] Does eclipse work for you?

Hi - I hate replying to top posted replies...

On Sat, 2008-01-26 at 16:09 -0600, Steve Strong wrote:
> me too.  here's what i did:
>       * i did NOT install fedora's versions of java and eclipse
>       * i installed sun's java jdk 1.6.3 and eclipse's Europa
>       * i changed my anacron job to exclude java and eclipse from being
>         updated with yum
>       * i used alternatives to make sun's java and javac versions the
>         "current best version"
> and it seems to work.  good luck.  this is a mess that fedora could have
> prevented (IMYO)
> steve
> On Sat, 2008-01-26 at 13:35 -0800, Dan Thurman wrote:
> > F8, Fedora's native Eclipse, v3.3.0
> > 
> > I am having a helluva time trying to get eclipse to work.  I had originally 
> > used the default eclipse installation when I installed the OS and running it 
> > came up at the time. As for updating Eclipse, I simply used Eclipse's 
> > software updater. But when I did that, I ran into conflicts especially 
> > dealing with Eclipse's 3.3.1 patches for which Fedora's eclipse is v3.3.0.  
> > What a nightmare.
> > 
> > On top of that, pup updated eclipse with Fedora's latest eclipse.  After that 
> > point, eclipse would not even start up.  It complains about PDE runtime being 
> > missing or broken as well as a whole raft of other problems.  Sigh.
> > 
> > Ok, ok.  I thought to myself that my eclipse installation must be hosed.  I 
> > will remove all traces of eclipse and start over and pray that 
> > re-installation of eclipse will somehow bring back the dead.
> > 
> > Well, after doing this remove and reinstall several times, playing around with 
> > different choices,  nothing I tried worked.
> > 
> > Some have said eclipse works for them. Well, it does not work for me. It won't 
> > even come up in it's basic installation by the package manager.  I tried to 
> > manually delete the places that package removal did not remove. In 
> > ~/.eclipse, /usr/lib/eclipse. /usr/share/eclipse - everwhere I could find 
> > eclipse, I removed it and then reinstalled it.  Nothing worked - it could 
> > never come up.  The error dialog comes and and tells you that it left a log 
> > behind in your home eclipse directory. The log file is huge. It complains of 
> > PDE and a whole raft of other problems.  Oh, sorry, I am repeating myself.
> > 
> > Did anyone find out how to remove and successfull install and run eclipse?
> > 
> > Thanks-
It's a good thing that not everyone thinks the same way that you do
because nothing would ever get fixed in Fedora using your methods.

This might be useful to OP

This might be useful to anyone trying to debug issues with F8 and


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