Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 432540
Fedora Eclipse 3.3.0 for Java hangs once open
Last modified: 2008-07-29 09:12:43 EDT
Description of problem:
Eclipse for Java hangs once open meaning no work can be done
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: Very
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Go to Applications -> Programming->Eclipse
2. Open an eclipse project and start writing code
3.Change a view or try and add a library to the build path. Randomly eclipse
will hang. A message box will appear stating Multiple Errors have occurred.
If a view is being changed it will state "An error has occured while activating
this view java.lang.NullPointerException.
If a library is being added it will state “ Please see the log for more
details. Assertion failure the application has not been initialised.”
4. Close the message box and click on something else in the same project the
error box will appear again and and again.
5. Close down eclipse by just clicking on the x on the top of the IDE
6. Try to reopen it in the same workspace
7. An error message is generated stating that the workspace is in use or can't
be created, please use another one
7. Cancel the request.
8. Kill the java process
9. An error message box appears stating:
JVM terminated. Exit code=143
Expected results: Changing a view or adding a library doesn't cause eclipse to hang
java version - java version "1.7.0"
IcedTea Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0-b21)
IcedTea 64-Bit Server VM (build 1.7.0-b21, mixed mode)
Please try the version in updates-testing and see if that fixes your problem
(eclipse.ini and its memory settings weren't being honoured).
yum --enablerepo=updates-testing install eclipse-platform
If you still have issues, try increasing the values in (after you install the
new packages), /usr/lib64/eclipse/eclipse.ini. I'm especially interested if
things don't work for you since you're on x86_64. Thanks.
Created attachment 294697 [details]
Log of errors
After the update if you attempt to add a library to the build path the error "“
Please see the log for more
details. Assertion failure the application has not been initialised.” appears.
The log is attached above.
I will attempt to do a clean install.
You're running a lot of stuff (EMF, TPTP AFAICT) that we don't ship in Fedora.
Try increasing the memory limits in /usr/lib64/eclipse/eclipse.ini.
I removed eclipse, deleted the .eclipse directory in my user directory and
deleted all the plugin directories then tried a reinstall. This failed due to
package libswt3-gt2- 1:3.3.0-31.fc8.x86_64. I removed then reinstalled package
libswt3-gt2- 1:3.3.0-31.fc8.x86_64 then re-installed the eclipse version in
updates-testing followed by some of the plugins and it seems to be working.
I see that this has been changed to CLOSED-RAWHIDE, how will the fix in rawhide
be applied to Fedora 9 where it is affecting a lot of people?
How is it fixed in rawhide, is it possible to apply those fixes to Fedora 9?
Sorry David, I closed this because it looked to me like it was resolved. I
didn't realize this was affecting a lot of people. What seems to be your problem?
I haven't been able to duplicate this particular error, and I was mixing up the
symptoms of this bug with another.
Feel free to re-close the bug. I apologize for the noise.
Okay. Feel free to re-open or open a new bug if problems persist.