Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 446064
error dialog every time eclipse starts
Last modified: 2008-05-30 22:12:11 EDT
Description of problem:
every time I start eclipse, I get an error dialog: "Could not initialize the
application's security component. The most likely cause is problems with files
in your application's profile directory. Please check that this directory has no
read/write restrictions and your hard disk is not full or close to full. It is
recommended that you exit the application and fix the problem. If you continue
to use this session, you might see incorrect application behaviour when
accessing security features."
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
googling this error indicated that creating ~/.mozilla/eclipse would help, but
it did not.
Created attachment 305133 [details]
output from 'strace -o trace -ff eclipse'
Is something wacky with the permissions of ~/.eclipse?
Did you upgrade from Fedora 8? If so, you'll need to run once with the -clean
option. I don't think that's the issue here, though.
i went back to check perms, and it seems I hadn't created ~/.mozilla/eclipse as
I had claimed. The dialog did go away after creating the mozilla dir.
This was a clean f9 install, no upgrade.
It starts now. There appears to be an upstream bug report:
In the past, one didn't have to create that directory manually. I wonder what
changed. I will look into patching a la upstream's 3.4 fix.
This has happened on a clean Fedora 9 - preview install.
I have downloaded a fresh copy from eclipse.org M4 europa edition and had the
Interestingly I was unable to download the Ruby plugin from RDT with the fedora
version but I can on the clean install from eclipse.org. This may be a separate
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
I'm going to back-port the fix from the upstream bug mentioned in comment #3.
If you could verify the fix when I get a test update (I'll post instructions
here), I'd appreciate it. Sorry about this.
eclipse-3.3.2-12.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9
eclipse-3.3.2-12.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update eclipse'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F9/FEDORA-2008-4205
eclipse-3.3.2-12.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.