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Thread: Eclipse Problem after Automatic Update

  1. #1
    papochka NNTP User

    Angry Eclipse Problem after Automatic Update

    OpenSUSE updated itself and also updated Java to 1.6. This NUKED my eclipse as now it can't find "system", "String" or even "java.lang.Object".

    I am really sick of re-installing OpenSUSE every two weeks because the system decided to update itself and nuked SOMETHING.

    OpenSUSE 11 is the most fickle distro i have used to date.

    If there is a solution, I would love to hear it or it is back to OpenSUSE 10.3 for me until "Like Microsoft who sells you a car with three wheels with the promise of a fourth that never comes, they just put out a new car with Three wheels."

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    ab@novell.com NNTP User

    Default Re: Eclipse Problem after Automatic Update

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    Assuming having a 1.5 JVM/JRE would help in this case I would do the
    following:

    Download the tarball (or maybe even an RPM.... whatever you feel
    most-comfortable with) of Java 1.5 from java.sun.com and extract it to
    the directory where Eclipse is installed. I would then create a
    two-line script in ~/bin called 'eclipse' that basically modified the
    PATH variable and then called the actual eclipse program. The PATH
    would be modified to add the new JVM path to the beginning so, in my
    case, if the new runtime was located in /home/myuser/apps/eclipse/jre
    which would hold a 'bin' directory for the binaries, my script would
    resemble the following::

    <quote filename="/home/myuser/bin/myeclipse">
    #!/bin/bash

    export PATH=/home/myuser/apps/eclipse/jre/bin:$PATH
    /home/myuser/apps/eclipse/eclipse #the eclipse binary's path
    </quote>

    Starting eclipse via Alt+F2 and typing 'myeclipse' would load my script
    which would update PATH and load eclipse nicely.

    Anyway, just a thought. Having multiple versions of the JVM installed
    is usually fine as long as they don't try to replace one another, as
    apparently happened in your case, with updates. On my SLED laptop I
    have a couple couple available concurrently for the same reason
    (applications require 1.4, 1.5, and 1.6, and don't like changing ever).

    Good luck.





    papochka wrote:
    > OpenSUSE updated itself and also updated Java to 1.6. This NUKED my
    > eclipse as now it can't find "system", "String" or even
    > "java.lang.Object".
    >
    > I am really sick of re-installing OpenSUSE every two weeks because the
    > system decided to update itself and nuked SOMETHING.
    >
    > OpenSUSE 11 is the most fickle distro i have used to date.
    >
    > If there is a solution, I would love to hear it or it is back to
    > OpenSUSE 10.3 for me until "Like Microsoft who sells you a car with
    > three wheels with the promise of a fourth that never comes, they just
    > put out a new car with Three wheels."
    >
    >

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