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Fedora updates make Eclipse forget Java

asked 2012-01-20 07:25:10 -0500

FireFreek gravatar image

After installing some updates, Eclipse no longer knows how to use Java files. It can't make them, or compile them, or format the syntax. It's just eclipse without any Java whatsoever. I checked the yum.log and it installed about 6 eclipse updates and 2 java updates. A solution I found on the internet was to delete .eclipse and have eclipse regenerate it, but that didn't fix anything. Anyone know what's up?

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answered 2012-01-21 12:17:39 -0500

xeranas gravatar image

After fedora updates my eclipse loses functionality for all of my installed plugins. Here how I fix it:

  • Make backup for plugins folder from ~/.eclipse directory
  • Remove ~/.eclipse directory
  • Launch Eclipse, choice workspace, and close.
  • Copy plugins folder to ~/.eclipse directory and re-launch Eclipse
  • Plugins should work again.
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answered 2012-01-21 11:54:01 -0500

agajan gravatar image

I haven't seen this problem myself. However, you could try running the following command to see if it helps.

eclipse -clean

I found the following article which also recommends creating a new workspace and testing to see if the problem is resolved there.

You might also look at this bug report

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