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chiefmonkey
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 6:28 pm    Post subject: Eclipse crashing Reply with quote

For some reason Eclipse has started to crash on me, I installed a few updates today. At first i thought it was those. However i downloaded a fresh version of eclipse and now it refuses to start.

When the original installed crashes or the new installation fails to start I get the same error

Code:

/usr/lib/jvm/sun-jdk-1.5/bin/java: symbol lookup error: /home/gmclachl/Desktop/eclipse/configuration/org.eclipse.osgi/bundles/81/1/.cp/libswt-mozilla-gcc3-gtk-3236.so: undefined symbol: NS_InitEmbedding


Anyone come across this?

George
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chiefmonkey
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems that Eclipse 3.2.2 is broken on Gentoo.

The mozilla build on gentoo doesn't seem to be exporting certain symbols required for embedding.

George
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I am having this problem as well... There's quite a bit of chatter about it on different mailing lists, but I haven't come across a solution.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too had this problem as soon as I moved to 3.2.2. Whenever Eclipse did a Javadoc tooltip popup, crash it went. However, with a little snooping and guesswork, I have found a solution that works for me, and it's simple too.

Just set the environment variable MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME to some rubbish, like:
Code:
export MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME=/thisdoesnotexist

and suddenly the crashes stopped.

Fudge
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lordcris
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tnx fudge.
it worked!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow, that is rubish. I wish I would have found this post sooner. Fix worked for me too. Thanks fudge.
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bernieb
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm having the same problem, however the fix doesn't work for me.

Although eclipse will start up now, it crashes everytime I try to configure a webbrower or even everytime eclipse attempts to draw a pop-up widget (e.g. a code complete widget that provides available methods as you type).

While eclipse does start up, it becomes hardly usable in any manner.

I'm still trying to figure out what the issue is. Eclipse 3.2.2 worked fine on my laptop.

I came across this resource:
http://www.eclipse.org/swt/faq.php#browserlinux

It states:
Quote:

Firefox can be used with Eclipse 3.1 and newer (Linux only), provided that it has been compiled with linkable Gecko libraries. It is important to note that Firefox downloads from mozilla.org currently do not satisfy this criteria, but Firefox installations that are included in major Linux distributions often do in the absence of a XULRunner installation. Attempting to use a statically-linked Firefox install will display the error message "No more handles [NS_InitEmbedding...error -2147221164]".


I was wondering if the firefox installed by portage might be statically linked for some odd reason, but even trying the same firefox version on my laptop, which has eclipse working (i.e. downgrading from 2.0.0.5 to 2.0.0.3) gave the same issue.

Any help with this will be very appreciated.
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