|Problem with Eclipse missing /usr/lib/eclipse/startup.jar on Unbuntu [message #512215]
||Thu, 04 February 2010 07:28
Originally posted by: nick.cortexcontrollers.com|
I apologise if I am posting to the wrong forum. If so, please can someone
tell me which forum is appropriate.
I had Eclipse working satisfactorily on an Ubuntu 8.04 machine after using
"apt-get install eclipse sun-java6-jdk".
I then tried to add extra features but rather foolishly attempted to load
every option. This got very confused so I thought I would start again and
looked up how to remove eclipse. I read that the way to do this was to
remove /usr/lib/eclipse and /usr/local/lib/eclipse. I did this. I realise
now that I should probably have used "apt-get remove eclipse"!
Anyway, I have re-installed eclipse using "apt-get install eclipse" but now
every time I try to run eclipse I get the message "Unable to access jarfile
/usr/lib/eclipse/startup.jar" and Eclipse fails to run. When I look in
"/usr/lib/eclipse" I see that indeed it contains no file called
I have looked on the web and see that others have had similar problems but
could not see a solution.
I have tried "apt-get remove eclipse" and "apt-get install eclipse" many
times but have had no success. As I recall, the first time I installed
eclipse it was a fairly lengthy process generating lots of screen output---
it looked as lots of files were being generated. The recent "remove" and
"install" processes are very quick which seems to imply "remove" doesn't
actually remove everything. Is there some way I can force a completely new
"install from scratch"? Or is there some other solution?
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