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icon9.gif  CDT installed but invisible on Ubuntu 10.10 [message #656461] Fri, 25 February 2011 18:44 Go to next message
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I have been using Eclipse with CDT successfully on Windows for several years and recently moved to Ubuntu Linux. I used the standard package manager (Synaptic) to install the eclipse and eclipse-cdt packages (together with other automatically installed packages). After installing everything worked fine, but ever since the first use, all the CDT features are missing. I cannot open the C/C++ perspective (it's not an option), and if I click on a .cpp file, the file opens in the standard OS editor (gedit).

I have tried a complete removal and reinstall, but with the same result. I've also (re-)moved the workspace in case there was something in there causing the problem. If I try and install from the Help/Install new software menu I am allowed to select C/C++ development tools, but on the installation screen I get the message "Eclipse C/C++ Development Tools" will be ignored because it is already installed.

I guess I have something lingering from an old installation but I am not sure where to look.

Has anyone else seen this problem? Any ideas how to fix please?

Software installed:
CDT GNU Toolchain Build Support Source 6.0.0.201002161416
CDT GNU Toolchain Debug Support Source 6.0.0.201002161416
CDT Utilities 5.1.0.201002161416
Eclipse C/C++ Development Tooling Source 6.0.2.201002161416
Eclipse C/C++ Development Tools 6.0.2.201002161416
Eclipse C/C++ Development Tools SDK 6.0.2.201002161416
Eclipse C/C++ DSF gdb Debugger Integration Source 2.0.0.201002161416
Eclipse Platform 3.5.2
Re: CDT installed but invisible on Ubuntu 10.10 [message #656469 is a reply to message #656461] Fri, 25 February 2011 19:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
David Wegener is currently offline David WegenerFriend
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Uninstall everything Eclipse related that you installed from Synaptic. Go to the eclipse.org download page and download the Eclipse for C++ development package. Unzip into a folder on your workstation and run from there.

Also make sure that you are running a Sun/Oracle JDK and aren't using gcj.

The Linux maintained packages should not be used.
Re: CDT installed but invisible on Ubuntu 10.10 [message #656492 is a reply to message #656469] Fri, 25 February 2011 22:00 Go to previous message
No real name is currently offline No real nameFriend
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Success! Installing from the eclipse.org download site has fixed it.
Many thanks for the rapid response.
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