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shared install: private plug-ins not showing up [message #893880] Thu, 05 July 2012 19:19 Go to next message
Carsten Reckord is currently offline Carsten Reckord
Messages: 18
Registered: June 2012
Junior Member
Hi there,

I'm trying to set up a shared install where the shared instance is a fully
initialized eclipse and the local instance is supposed to have additional
plug-ins installed on top.

In this case, the shared instance is my normal development eclipse, which I
have full write-access to. To do this, I am starting with:

<shared>/eclipse.exe -vmargs \
-Dosgi.configuration.cascaded=true \
-Dosgi.configuration.area=<local>/configuration \
-Dosgi.sharedConfiguration.area=<shared>/configuration \
-Dosgi.sharedConfiguration.area.readOnly=true \
-Dosgi.install.area.readOnly=true

This seems to be working fine. The workspace comes up and all plug-ins from
the shared install are working properly. When I install stuff, it gets
installed into <local>/plugins and features. <local>/p2 and
<local>/configuration/org.eclipse.equinox.simpleconfigurator/bundles.info
get updated successfully, too.

However, after installing plug-ins into the local instance and restarting,
the new features are not available. I see them listed in Installation
Details -> Installed Software, but not in the Plug-Ins or Features lists or
the Plug-In Registry view (the Plug-Ins view does show them, though).


Any ideas?


Best regards,
Carsten
Re: shared install: private plug-ins not showing up [message #895899 is a reply to message #893880] Mon, 16 July 2012 13:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Carsten Reckord is currently offline Carsten Reckord
Messages: 18
Registered: June 2012
Junior Member
Anybody? Or might the P2 group be a better place for this question?

On 05.07.2012 21:19, Carsten Reckord wrote:
> Hi there,
>
> I'm trying to set up a shared install where the shared instance is a fully
> initialized eclipse and the local instance is supposed to have additional
> plug-ins installed on top.
>
> In this case, the shared instance is my normal development eclipse, which I
> have full write-access to. To do this, I am starting with:
>
> <shared>/eclipse.exe -vmargs \
> -Dosgi.configuration.cascaded=true \
> -Dosgi.configuration.area=<local>/configuration \
> -Dosgi.sharedConfiguration.area=<shared>/configuration \
> -Dosgi.sharedConfiguration.area.readOnly=true \
> -Dosgi.install.area.readOnly=true
>
> This seems to be working fine. The workspace comes up and all plug-ins from
> the shared install are working properly. When I install stuff, it gets
> installed into <local>/plugins and features. <local>/p2 and
> <local>/configuration/org.eclipse.equinox.simpleconfigurator/bundles.info
> get updated successfully, too.
>
> However, after installing plug-ins into the local instance and restarting,
> the new features are not available. I see them listed in Installation
> Details -> Installed Software, but not in the Plug-Ins or Features lists or
> the Plug-In Registry view (the Plug-Ins view does show them, though).
>
>
> Any ideas?
>
>
> Best regards,
> Carsten
>
Re: shared install: private plug-ins not showing up [message #895907 is a reply to message #895899] Mon, 16 July 2012 13:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Paul Webster is currently offline Paul Webster
Messages: 6859
Registered: July 2009
Location: Ottawa
Senior Member

Yes, I think your question is good for the p2 forum.

Do you have to set your shared installed to "cascade" or is that something that should be done when running as your second user.

Also, I thought it was possible to install eclipse and add some plugins (writable) and then switch to another user that can see the install as read-only and just fire up the eclipse. By default it creates a $HOME/.eclipse/<some_directory>/ and puts configuration, p2, plugins and features in there. But I'm not 100% sure I'm not remembering it incorrectly.

This is the only page I know of that has details on multi-user installs: http://help.eclipse.org/juno/index.jsp?topic=%2Forg.eclipse.platform.doc.isv%2Freference%2Fmisc%2Fmulti_user_installs.html&cp=2_1_3_7

Later,
PW


Re: shared install: private plug-ins not showing up [message #895992 is a reply to message #895907] Mon, 16 July 2012 19:06 Go to previous message
Carsten Reckord is currently offline Carsten Reckord
Messages: 18
Registered: June 2012
Junior Member
On 16.07.2012 15:19, Paul Webster wrote:
> Yes, I think your question is good for the p2 forum.
Thanks. I'll take it there. I wasn't quite sure where p2 ends and platform
begins, so I started here.

> Do you have to set your shared installed to "cascade" or is that something that should be done when running as your second user.
Oh, my bad, I did phrase that part rather badly. The command line from my
previous post was what I execute as my "second user" to force Eclipse to use
the shared location as read-only, which it isn't file system-wise (because
actually it's both the same user, just with a "basic" and "extended" setup)

> Also, I thought it was possible to install eclipse and add some plugins (writable) and then switch to another user that can see the install as read-only and just fire up the eclipse. By default it creates a $HOME/.eclipse/<some_directory>/ and puts configuration, p2, plugins and features in there. But I'm not 100% sure I'm not remembering it incorrectly.
>
> This is the only page I know of that has details on multi-user installs: http://help.eclipse.org/juno/index.jsp?topic=%2Forg.eclipse.platform.doc.isv%2Freference%2Fmisc%2Fmulti_user_installs.html&cp=2_1_3_7
>
That was actually my starting point :) Based on scenario 3, I tried
achieving the same without having to make the shared location read-only.


Thanks,
Carsten
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