Management of single plugins is broken

Bug #669847 reported by Malte S. Stretz
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netbeans (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: netbeans

The Netbeans Plugins dialog behaves oddly:

First, it seemed like I can't install any plugins: Even though there is a list of Available Plugins, I can't change the first column (Install) from false to true by either single or double or any other clicking. The Install button is greyed out.

After some clicking I found out that there is a context menu where I can chose Check Category Foo. If I do so, all packages in the category Foo are marked for installation and the Install button isn't greyed out anymore. Installation works fine then. This was ok with the Groovy/Grails plugin I needed. But eg. for PHP this doesn't work for me since it will also install PHP Symphony and whatever else is in that category.

Even better, if I go to the Installed Plugins tab, I can also use the context menu to Deactivate a whole category. That context menu even has an entry to enable or disable single plugins. But these entries are greyed out. So I can't disable eg. the CVS plugin which I don't need without disabling the whole Base IDE category.

I don't know if this is a (K)Ubuntu specific bug; Google didn't help me.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: netbeans 6.8-0ubuntu5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-25.45-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-25-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Nov 2 11:10:26 2010
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100427)
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: netbeans

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Malte S. Stretz (mss) wrote :
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AurelienF (aurelien-f) wrote :

I'm fixing this problem. You must install the package sun-java6-jdk.

Add the Lucid source :
sudo add-apt-repository "deb lucid partner"

And :
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk

Modify the symbolic link default-java :
cd /usr/lib/jvm
rm default-java
ln -s java-6-sun default-java

After reboot, you must edit the configuration file of Netbeans in /etc/netbeans.conf
Add :

I hope, I can resolve your problem ;)

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Evgeniy Devyatkin (edevyatkin) wrote :

Thank you very much, AurelienF !

I had this problem with OpenJDK. Replacing on java-6-sun helped me!

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