* Dan Thurman <dant(a)cdkkt.com> [2008-01-11 20:33]:
1) Installing updates:
a) First time I installed update as a normal user, I noticed that updates
was falling all over itself when it could not write to
/usr/share/eclipse nor to /usr/lib/eclipse directory due to permission
errors. Ok, so I created a group name, added to that group name a
list of allowable "updaters" and chgrp -R, chmod 775, the above
directorys. If there is a proper way of doing this please let me know.
We carry a patch that makes this just work. You should not be prompted
to install into /usr/share but rather it should by default go into
b) I wanted to install all of the 'new stuff', that is
BIRT, C/C++, etc.,
and I quickly discovered that some of the items on the list should
be avoided, such as 'change log', and 'The Eclipse Project'
Why these are there, I do not know - but they are sure as heck annoying
as a newbie if you have no clue. Hey! That's me! ;-/ If you wanted
install 'everything', what is the safe way to go about it and what
would you choose and what would you avoid? Are there any other
'packages' that are not in the updater list that are also available?
I'm very confused by what you're trying to accomplish here. Please
c) I know I did not select 'Eclipse Patches', so why in
the heck are these
RCP patches appearing in my above mentioned directories?
What is 'Eclipse Patches'?
d) I noticed from time to time that when in the middle of an
invariably the network drops and there is an incomplete installation.
I have had to remove eclipse and start over especially when the
the configuration is a mess. Maybe I am going about this in the wrong
way - but what is your advice?
Are you running Fedora Eclipse or an upstream download?
e) I was playing around and clicked Help->Welcome toobar menu
and boom! It killed the eclipse IDE, everytime I tried it. Bug?
I've never experienced this. If you're running Fedora Eclipse, feel
free to file a bug with all the relevant info (which VM, which arch,
output of for f in `rpm -qa | egrep "swt|eclipse"; do rpm -qV $f &&
$f; done, etc.)