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March 15th, 2010, 02:14 PM
Dear All,

I installed the Eclipse IDE using Ubuntu packages. (Version 3.5.1. Package name:eclipse).

A few days back, version 3.5.2 was released. I would like to update, so I added the following websites to the list of available ones:


I then tried with Check for Updates. While on my Mac installation this results in an update to 3.5.2, on Ubuntu the program says there is nothing to update.

If I try to install manually, choosing Install New Software and the then selecting the Eclipse Platform 3.5.2, I get the following error:

Cannot complete the install because of a conflicting dependency.
Software being installed: Eclipse Platform 3.5.2.M20100211-1343 (org.eclipse.platform.ide 3.5.2.M20100211-1343)
Software currently installed: Eclipse Platform 3.5.1 (Eclipse Platform 3.5.1)
Only one of the following can be installed at once:
Equinox Provisioning Metadata Generator 1.0.101.R35x_20100114 (org.eclipse.equinox.p2.metadata.generator 1.0.101.R35x_20100114)
Equinox Provisioning Metadata Generator 1.0.100.v20090520-1905 (org.eclipse.equinox.p2.metadata.generator 1.0.100.v20090520-1905)
Cannot satisfy dependency:
From: Eclipse Platform 3.5.1 (Eclipse Platform 3.5.1)
To: org.eclipse.equinox.p2.metadata.generator [1.0.100.v20090520-1905]
Cannot satisfy dependency:
From: Equinox p2 Provisioning 1.1.2.R35x_v20091106-7u6FbQFUAtsCKD5Fxz0qz0fb2932 (org.eclipse.equinox.p2.user.ui.feature.group 1.1.2.R35x_v20091106-7u6FbQFUAtsCKD5Fxz0qz0fb2932)
To: org.eclipse.equinox.p2.metadata.generator [1.0.101.R35x_20100114]
Cannot satisfy dependency:
From: Eclipse Platform 3.5.2.M20100211-1343 (org.eclipse.platform.ide 3.5.2.M20100211-1343)
To: org.eclipse.equinox.p2.user.ui.feature.group [1.1.2.R35x_v20091106-7u6FbQFUAtsCKD5Fxz0qz0fb2932]

does anyone know if it is possible to update the packaged verison of Eclipse or if I should install the binary from the website?

Thank you very much for your help


March 15th, 2010, 02:20 PM
You previous install of eclipse conflicts with the 3.5.2.

remove 3.5.1 and try again.

March 15th, 2010, 02:36 PM
Ehm... I don't understand. The packages for 3.5.2 are not in the repositories, as far as I know. What I am trying to do is install the latest in the repositories (3.5.1), and then try to update from within Eclipse. How can I remove the previous installation

Thanks for the quick answer


March 15th, 2010, 03:19 PM
I ended up with clean custom Eclipse installation downloaded from their site. I think there is a bug in Ubuntu preventing update sites in Eclipse to work properly. Now I can have PDT, Aptana, PyDev installed without problem.