|Invalid project description [message #270705]
||Thu, 07 May 2009 21:37
| Marcelo Sena
Registered: July 2009
I'm experiencing the following error:
I created a project Test on eclipse Ganymede.
I deleted the project Test(the entry on eclipse, not the contents) and
renamed the contents to TestBackup
I try to create a new Test project, I receive an error:
Invalid project description
Test_Dir overlaps the location of another project:'test'
Is this behavior from eclipse, normal?
|Re: Invalid project description [message #270742 is a reply to message #270705]
||Fri, 08 May 2009 12:49
Originally posted by: eclipse-news.rizzoweb.com|
Marcelo Sena wrote:
> I'm experiencing the following error:
> I created a project Test on eclipse Ganymede.
> I deleted the project Test(the entry on eclipse, not the contents) and
> renamed the contents to TestBackup
> I try to create a new Test project, I receive an error:
> Invalid project description
> Test_Dir overlaps the location of another project:'test'
> Is this behavior from eclipse, normal?
What version of Eclipse?
You say that you try to create a second project named Test, but the
error message you gave indicates the name Test_Dir - which is it? Can
you please be more specific in the exact steps you are taking, including
all values that you enter into the wizards and the directory structure
|Re: Invalid project description [message #990589 is a reply to message #270705]
||Thu, 13 December 2012 05:25
| Alexander Hugestrand
Registered: December 2012
I had a similar issue when I have noticed that Eclipse saves a full copy of my project (located in a directory somewhere outside the workspace) in the workspace directory. I am not surprised if I am using Eclipse in the wrong way. It was this copy that caused my problems. There are two solutions:|
1. Remove this copy.
2. Create a new workspace.
The following is a bit off topic, but I think many of the issues with Eclipse (problems like the one discussed here, or problems with version management of your source code) is caused by two things, which in turn makes people confused:
1. The "workspace" concept, which can be removed entirely if you ask me. Let the user open any project anywhere in the file structure, and store all project data and other meta data at the location of the project, not in a different location. If a workspace fills the same purpose as a "Solution" in Visual Studio, then a single file (the .sln file in VS) is all that is needed, not an entire directory with a full copy of all projects! That is just a waste of disc space!
2. The diffuse definition of a "project". What file is it that defines the project? In Eclipse there doesn't seem to be such a file. The entire directory structure is your project, with all possible and impossible obscure files containing metadata about your project.
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