On Mon, 2006-04-03 at 11:41 -0700, Dan Thurman wrote:
Sorry to top-post and to reply to my own reporting...
I have resolved all the issues pointed out below. Turns
out that I had to enable all of the aforementioned items
in regards to completing the WST installation my starting
eclipse in the root user account and enabling the (1), (2),
and (3) items below, all the non-root users have access to
these plugins. Also, I note that if there are any updates
for Eclipse, if root user hadn't already updated all items,
all users who attempt to update would get the update items
installed into their own home .eclipse folders. Can be a
pain in regards to code bloat... but I also figured out that
blowing the user's .eclipse directories is not a problem assuming
that no other user-installs were made outside of that of what
root is updating. Other than that - so far it appears everything
As for the ChangeLog updates and for deleting older versions,
I am still not able to do it even as a root user. Perhaps this
is a minor issue but perhaps you can manually delete the items
in question but this may tend to be error prone.
I have pretty much downloaded just about everything I have
needed to get back to the development level I wanted when
I was using Eclipse under the windoes environment but I have
encountered some strange situations so here it is...
Note: I followed recommendations per Paul Howarth's JPackage
installation guidelines so as not to blow apart the
gcj (native) java port.
1) Installed SubEclipse successfully and it appears for all users.
2) Installed GEF and EMF successfully and it appears for all users.
3) Installed PhpEclipse successfully and it appears for all users.
1) Downloaded and installed JEM, but I was not able to determine
if the package was installed successfully as it does not appear
in the configuration list for "Manage Configurations". I do note
however JEM (Java EMF Model) does appear listed in the 'About
Eclipse' feature listings. I assume all is well but cannot
confirm this. GEF, EMF, and JEM is required for WST.
1) As any user (root and non-root), I am unable to uninstall
any older plugins (or packages). I was trying to remove
pyDev 0.9.3 because a newer version of pyDev 0.9.8.7
supersedes it and the 'uninstall' menu item refuses to
appear for selection. I got this new update via the
Help->Software Updates->Find and Install... Please
note that the update for 'Change Logs' was a very weird
one and it causes problems if you try to update this one.
Someone should probably remove this unless it is really
2) Downloaded and installed WTP 1.0.1 as root user (login)
and it was installed into /usr/share/eclipse. When I
brought up eclipse, I noticed that the JSEE (WTP) was
not within the IDE, so I proceed to the Help->Software
Updates->Manage Configurations, and enabled the 'Show
disabled features', WTP appeared but was not enabled.
Ok... then I enabled it, and closed Eclipse and brought
it back up and added the J2EE perspective and all seems
to be there. Haven't tried to see if J2EE works at this
Now here is the weird part. I logged out as 'root' user
from Gnome, logged in as myself, and started up Eclipse.
This is a first-time eclipse start-up. Ok, proceeding,
I wanted to add the J2EE perspective but it wasn't there.
Hmm... ok, then I again selected Help->Software Updates->
Manage Configurations and this time I note the following is
1) J2EE for standard tools (JST) SDK 1.0.1.v200602130105
2) SDK for Web Standard Tools (WST) 1.0.1.v200602130105
I tried to enable these plugins but now for (1), a message pops up:
"The requested operation could not be performed because it will
invalidate the configuration. See details for more information."
Requested operation cannot be performed because it would invalidate the
current configuration. See details for more information.
J2EE Standard Tools (JST) SDK (1.0.1.v200602130105) The site is not
J2EE Standard Tools (JST) (1.0.1.v200602130105) requires feature
JST Common Feature (1.0.1.v200602151554) requires feature
"org.eclipse.wst.common_core.feature (1.0.0)", or equivalent.
JST Server Core Feature (1.0.1.v200602151554) requires feature
"org.eclipse.wst.server_core.feature (1.0.0)", or equivalent.
JST Web Core Feature (1.0.1.v200602151554) requires feature
"org.eclipse.wst.web_core.feature (1.0.0)", or compatible.
JST Enterprise Core Feature (1.0.1.v200602151554) requires feature
"org.eclipse.wst.ws_core.feature (1.0.0)", or compatible.
JST Enterprise UI Feature (1.0.1.v200602151554) requires feature
"org.eclipse.wst.rdb_core.feature (1.0.0)", or equivalent.
So - Eclipse refuses to allow me to enable these plugins. I went
one step further: I added a eclipse user group, changed the group
ownership to eclipse, and added group read-write-execute and the
problem still remains. I am not able to continue any further on
enabling J2EE. I cannot even uninstall it either.
3) The same/similar problem appears for these plugins:
a) RMI plugins for Eclipse 188.8.131.52
Please let me know if there is anything I can do at this point.
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