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script to install Eclipse *and plugins* [message #729354] Mon, 26 September 2011 01:45 Go to next message
Todd O'Bryan is currently offline Todd O'BryanFriend
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I teach high school and use Eclipse (We're trying to install Indigo.) in my advanced programming class. We also use Scala, because my students do functional programming for their intro class and then do Java to align with the AP curriculum, so using Scala for the third year combines both functional and OO ideas really nicely.

I have a lab that uses fat clients (aka diskless workstations) that download the OS (Ubuntu) from a server and then run with a network-mounted home folder. Unfortunately, that means that all the installation I do into the client image needs to be via command line, because it's in a chroot.

Because of that, I need to be able to install Eclipse (no problem) and any plugins (big problem) manually.

I've tried using a links directory and putting things in the dropins directory, but I suspect I'm either getting the directory structure wrong or am trying to use methods for an older version of Eclipse with a newer.

I'm putting Eclipse in the /opt directory as eclipse-3.7 and then creating a symlink to /opt/eclipse. That works fine. Now what can I do to download and install ScalaIDE if I can't use the Install New Software... tool in the GUI.

Re: script to install Eclipse *and plugins* [message #733828 is a reply to message #729354] Wed, 05 October 2011 18:14 Go to previous message
Eric Rizzo is currently offline Eric RizzoFriend
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Moving this to the Equinox forum group where it might get more attention.
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