Fix (enable) disabled ‘uninstall software’ option in Eclipse

By neokrates, written on April 14, 2010

howto

  • Join date: 11-30-99
  • Posts: 224
View Counter:
  • 664 views
Rate it
Ad
Poll
  • Your favorite Java IDE is?

    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...
Feeds:
  • bodytext bodytext bodytext

You are trying to uninstall Eclipse feature, but “Uninstall” and “Update” buttons are disabled. How to enable them?

Software:

✔ Eclipse Galileo

✔ Ubuntu Linux

Should also work for:

✔ Any Eclipse

✔ Any Linux

The problem is most likely that you have no permissions in the eclipse directory.
You might see what is not writable by typing.

ls -All ~/.eclipse/${YOUR_ECLIPSE_VERSION}/

Solution 1

Start Eclipse as sudo
Running under sudo will ensure eclipse can write the configuration directory.
Eclipse should now be able to uninstall features.
 

Solution 2

Make relevant Eclipse files writable

chmod -R a+w ~/.eclipse/${YOUR_ECLIPSE_VERSION}/

 
Eclipse should now be able to uninstall features.

Be Sociable, Share!
 
Does that help to solve your problem?
VN:F [1.8.5_1061]
Rating: -3 (from 5 votes)
1 votes 'YES'  4 votes 'NO'


TAGS

SOCIAL
Be Sociable, Share!

INCOMING SEARCH TERMS


Leave a Reply