I ran the eclipse 3.8.0 gotten straight from eclipse.org, without any change to
my existing configuration or
selection of java alternatives (of Oracle jre) and it ran perfectly fine.
Further, I did not run eclipse as root.
If the same upstream source works fine on my system but the debian package does
not, isn't this more
likely to be a packaging issue? A similar issue arose with 3.7.2 in the earlier
bug referenced in my email.
From: Jakub Adam <jakub.a...@ktknet.cz>
To: 683...@bugs.debian.org; jsh...@yahoo.com
Sent: Sunday, August 5, 2012 7:43 PM
Subject: Re: eclipse: 3.8.0~rc4-1 exits with log error: Unable to acquire
installation of Eclipse into a clean sid system works for me. As you say you
got an error
even when config is removed, I think it's a different local issue. Here are
some tips for
1. Try to run Eclipse with OpenJDK 6 to make sure it's not a problem specific
to Oracle JRE.
~/.swt/lib/linux/x86 symlinks are not needed with 3.8.0, that was a
2. If possible, try to launch with a new clean user account, find out if there
any configuration in your $HOME that prevents Eclipse from starting.
3. There might be some modified files in the installation, left by an
to run Eclipse as root. Try purging the installation (removing
should uninstall also all the eclipse packages). Make sure that
/usr/share/eclipse are empty, delete any files still there. Then install
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