eclipse complains about eclipseextension file access

Bug #138628 reported by Bogdan Butnaru on 2007-09-10
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eclipse (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: eclipse

Hello! I'm using Eclipse on an up-to-date Gutsy machine.

I noticed that Eclipse throws the following message to the console during start-up:

$ eclipse
using specified vm: /usr/lib/jvm/java
Could not create /usr/local/lib/eclipse/.eclipseextension. Please run as root:
    touch /usr/local/lib/eclipse/.eclipseextension
    chmod 2775 /usr/local/lib/eclipse/.eclipseextension
    chown root:staff /usr/local/lib/eclipse/.eclipseextension

I remember seeing this before (or, at the least, a very similar message). I followed the instructions then and the message went away. However, there was an Eclipse update recently, I think that might have reset it. (Surprising, since I don't think the installed packages should look inside /usr/local, but still.)

Samuel Schluep (schluep) wrote :

Probably a duplicate of bug #112305.

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