CDT + eclipse-devel
glewis at eyesbeyond.com
Sat Jul 31 18:02:09 UTC 2010
On Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 05:31:17AM -0700, Kenton Varda wrote:
> I'm sending this to the mailing list in the hopes that it will help the next
> poor guy that tries to do this.
> I've installed eclipse-devel (Eclipse 3.5) on FreeBSD 8.1. I wanted CDT,
> but unfortunately the eclipse-cdt port is for the non-devel eclipse package
> (Eclipse 3.4). So, I installed CDT 6 through the plugin installer dialog.
> No errors were reported, and Eclipse claimed that the CDT was installed,
> but none of the features of CDT seemed to actually load. Try as I might, I
> could not find any information whatsoever as to why they failed. There was
> nothing in the plugin error log, nothing in any of Eclipse's other logs,
> etc. It simply ignored the plugin.
> It appears that the problem is that there are a couple of things in CDT that
> are native code (not Java), so they need to be compiled specifically for
> FreeBSD. If they are missing, CDT just doesn't load. Luckily, it seems
> these things don't change much -- I was able to pull the binaries directly
> out of the freebsd eclipse-cdt package even though it is CDT 3.1.2.
> mkdir temp
> cd temp
> tar xf eclipse-cdt.tbz
> cp -rv eclipse/plugins/*freebsd*
> Started up Eclipse again, and suddenly CDT is happy and working! YES!
> (Hopefully this isn't going to blow up in my face later...)
> Thanks for the port!
CDT has some native parts as you mention. The port clearly needs updating.
Thanks for reporting the problems!
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