Monday, September 29, 2008

Eclipse 3.4.1 Poopy

I just auto-updated to Eclipse 3.4.1 and when I relaunched it, I immediately got this totally unhelpful dialog that says "The Eclipse executable launcher was unable to locate its companion shared library."


Google to the rescue, I found this article which pointed me in the right direction.

Solution: Edit the /Applications/eclipse/Eclipse.app/Contents/MacOS/eclipse.ini file and change the path to the launcher to be: ../../../plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.carbon.macosx_1.0.101.R34x_v20080731

Then everything starts up normally again. Oh and if you did my previous hack to get Eclipse to run on OSX , you have to apply that again as well.

5 comments:

JerRocks said...

Thank you! I just got this error this morning, and after a bit of mucking about in ini files trying to figure out which one was the problem the almighty Google led me here.

Jon Scott Stevens said...

Glad I could help out!

Ian said...

This is the first time I have used Eclipse and I have had the same problem (on Vista). What should I do (in as much detail as you would like, please!).

Jon Scott Stevens said...

I know I gave kind of mac specific instructions, but the summary is that you find the eclipse.ini file and set the path to the launcher library correctly.

Arnaud Vandyck said...

Thanks for the tip! ;-)