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Thread: Update Eclipse 3.5 to 3.6

  1. #11
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    Re: Update Eclipse 3.5 to 3.6

    Well I tried the PPA and no luck. I got the same error. I even removed all 3.5 eclipse junk before hand.

    My solution, I might add not very pretty, download eclipse from the main site and then used sudo nautilus and copy the files from the eclipse download to /usr/lib/eclipse. All done. Eclipse 3.6 ready to code. Probably not ideal, but it works.

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    Re: Update Eclipse 3.5 to 3.6

    My experience of Eclipse on Ubuntu is that the first run has to be as root, I guess Eclipse tries to save some config files in system directories. You also have to run as root if you want to install plugins, pydev for example. After that you can run as a normal user.
    You have to remember that Eclipse is written in (I think, pure) Java to be very portable. This means it's a bit of a mess and doesn't run the same as native programs on any platform! Some tweaking will always be inevitable...
    I have it running very nicely here on 64 bit Ubuntu 10.10 PowerPC, one of the least-loved Ubuntus, so if it works here it should work on any x86 box!
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    Re: Update Eclipse 3.5 to 3.6

    the eclipse-team ppa hasn't been updated since 2009

    i ended up installing the binary from http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/ as well. this newer ppa! https://launchpad.net/~eclipse-team/...debian-package which works great.
    Last edited by hypatia; April 1st, 2011 at 08:23 AM.

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    Re: Update Eclipse 3.5 to 3.6

    All you need to do is go to the Eclipse website and download the pre-compiled binaries for Linux 32 or 64 bit. They work well.
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    Re: Update Eclipse 3.5 to 3.6

    Quote Originally Posted by Urhixidur View Post
    When I found this ppa, I thought "At last!", 'cause I badly need 3.6 for my work...

    But once upgraded, Eclipse 3.6 won't run: even if called with "-clean", all I get is the splash screen, then it quits without any message whatsoever.

    What is going on?
    Same problem here, has been happening since I installed Eclipse 3.6.0 from https://launchpad.net/~eclipse-team/...debian-package on 11.04...

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    Re: Update Eclipse 3.5 to 3.6

    Quote Originally Posted by hypatia View Post
    the eclipse-team ppa hasn't been updated since 2009

    i ended up installing the binary from http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/ as well. this newer ppa! https://launchpad.net/~eclipse-team/...debian-package which works great.
    This installs fine on 64bit, but Eclipse fails to start. Shame!

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    Re: Update Eclipse 3.5 to 3.6

    I used the ppa and had the same issue, but then i installed the libswt-gtk-3.6-java and problem solved.

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    Re: Update Eclipse 3.5 to 3.6

    I just tried on 10.04 and there's no libswt-gtk-3.6-java, only libswt-gtk-3.5-java and... it doesn't work -__-;
    I'll see if there is/I can open a packaging bug for the PPA

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    Re: Update Eclipse 3.5 to 3.6

    I have found a fix for the 3.6 ppa (at least on Natty).

    After installation, make sure you have xulrunner-2.0 and all the libswt-*-3.6* packages (both the -java and -jni).

    go into /usr/lib/eclipse/debian-swt and run the following

    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/jni/libswt-*

    Now you should be able to run eclipse 3.6 Helios without any problem

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    Re: Update Eclipse 3.5 to 3.6

    As an alternative, I've been using Pulse for the last year or two. It manages all the sometimes-overly-complicated Eclipse plugin issues and updates, and lets me save profiles that I can run on any machine I use (home/laptop/office). Free for individual use.

    Pulse Community Edition

    That said if the PPA is working well (now or ever), I'll probably switch to that because I would prefer to manage as much of my software as possible with apt-based package management so I can use the same package manager for everything.

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