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Re: [cdt-dev] Building CDT from source in master zip file: *.properties missing?

Don Porges wrote:
> I'm trying to build the CDT for debugging purposes, and I started from the
>, installing all features including the
> CDT source SDK itself, and then importing all the cdt plugins "with
> source" from the current installation; finally I debug the built set of
> plugins in the workbench.  (Based on exchanges here in the past, I suspect
> this is unusual, and most people who want to do this kind of thing do cvs
> checkouts.)  
> However, although the plugins seem to build correctly (with the exception
> of a couple of missing imports in one of the dsf plugins), they don't work
> at all, and this is because (thanks as always to Google) there are no
> *.properties files in any of the plugin sources in the .zip file, beyond
> the many, and files. 
> This results in various odd exceptions, starting with an inability to
> change to the C/C++ Perspective, which I solved by getting
> from cvs and putting it in the right place, but that just leads to another
> similar problem, and there seems to be a systematic problem here.  For the
> moment I can fall back to a cvs checkout myself, but is this:
> -- user error/misunderstanding,
> -- unsupported work flow, or
> -- a bug I should file?
> There's a very long stack trace associated with this kind of problem, but
> the key fact seems to be:
> Caused by: java.lang.ClassCastException:
> org.eclipse.cdt.internal.core.settings.model.SettingsModelMessages cannot
> be cast to ResourceBundle
> 	at java.util.ResourceBundle$Control.newBundle(Unknown Source)
> 	at java.util.ResourceBundle.loadBundle(Unknown Source)
> 	at java.util.ResourceBundle.findBundle(Unknown Source)
> 	at java.util.ResourceBundle.findBundle(Unknown Source)
> 	at java.util.ResourceBundle.findBundle(Unknown Source)
> 	... 97 more
> --it's the cast to ResourceBundle that was the Google trail to the actual
> problem.

-- as requested, I've filed
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