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Todd M. Lewis utoddl at email.unc.edu
Wed Mar 1 11:34:48 EST 2006

That's interesting. /usr/share/eclipse/eclipse is a symbolic link to 
/usr/lib/eclipse/eclipse. /usr/lib/eclipse/eclipse is hardlinked to 
/usr/bin/eclipse (i.e., "ls -li" shows they both have the same idnode).

The significant difference appears to be that next to 
/usr/share/eclipse/eclipse is another file 
/usr/share/eclipse/startup.jar, which gets used when calling eclipse as 
/usr/share/eclipse/eclipse. However, strace shows that /usr/bin/eclipse 
tries (and fails) to load /usr/bin/startup.jar. Evidently it's looking 
for startup.jar in the directory eclipse lives in.

For what it's worth, running eclipse from the menu fails the same way. 
No too surprising really (that it fails the same way I mean; it's plenty 
surprising that it got past QA this way).
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Alan Hoyle wrote:
> I think I've found a workaround. Instead of running /usr/bin/eclipse, I 
> try running /usr/share/eclipse/eclipse.  
> Then I get a "Fedora Eclipse" splash screen (which I didn't get from the 
> java -jar /usr/share/eclipse/startup.jar method), and it all seems to be 
> OK (admittedly, I haven't tested thoroughly).  
> Oddly enough, diff /usr/bin/eclipse /usr/share/eclipse/eclipse seems to 
> indicate the files are the same.  
> -alan
> On 2/28/06, * adamc at unc.edu <mailto:adamc at unc.edu>* <adamc at unc.edu 
> <mailto:adamc at unc.edu>> wrote:
>     I won't suggest I know what's going on, but there does seem to be
>     something funky with either the startup.jar or FC4's eclipse
>     executable, since I get the same error if I specify various
>     combinations of the Sun VM with the -vm /path/to/sun/java argument and
>     the -cp /path/to/different/startup.jar.  I peeked in the their
>     startup.jar, and it *DOES* contain a Main-Class attribute in the
>     manifest, so I'm inclined to blame the executable.
>     I've always installed eclipse from the tarball on eclipse.org
>     <http://eclipse.org> along
>     with a Sun JDK (in the opposite order; and I set
>     PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH to make sure that "java" picks up Sun's
>     binary), and it works fine for me.
>     HTH
>     AC
>     Quoting Alan Hoyle <alanh at email.unc.edu <mailto:alanh at email.unc.edu>>:
>     [Hide Quoted Text]
>     I have a fresh FC4 install including Eclipse.
>     When I type "eclipse" at a command line, I get the following behavior:
>       $ eclipse
>       Failed to load Main-Class manifest attribute from startup.jar
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