/usr/lib/eclipse/eclipse.ini is not used when launching eclipse

Bug #210319 reported by Joachim R.
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eclipse (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: eclipse-platform

/usr/lib/eclipse/eclipse.ini is useless since when modifying vmargs inside this file, eclipse is launched with jvm defaults.

I know how to fix this, but I don't know what is the proper way to do so.
1) It is possible to complete the VMARGS variable in /usr/bin/eclipse launching script, @line 10.
2) It is possible to complete the /usr/bin/eclipse launching script to read /usr/lib/eclipse/eclipse.ini, but take car to avoid copying the 1st line of eclipse.ini, because it contains "-vmargs":
in /usr/lib/eclipse/eclipse.ini @line 14 I inserted :
#insertion start
for argLine in `cat "${INSTALL}/eclipse.ini"`
    if [ ${argLine} != "-vmargs" ]; then
        VMARGS=${VMARGS}" "${argLine}
#insertion end

This loop add all vmargs found in eclipse.ini to the VMARGS variable that will be used by the script to launch eclipse.

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Joachim R. (jro) wrote :

Reported against Feisty and Gutsy. Not tested with other distros.

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Joachim R. (jro) wrote :
Changed in eclipse:
status: New → Invalid
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