Bug 639901 - Disappearing startup error messagebox
Disappearing startup error messagebox
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: eclipse (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Alexander Kurtakov
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-10-04 06:07 EDT by Mads Kiilerich
Modified: 2012-04-30 11:14 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-04-30 11:14:37 EDT
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2010-10-04 06:07 EDT, Mads Kiilerich
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Description Mads Kiilerich 2010-10-04 06:07:41 EDT
Created attachment 451366 [details]
the mentioned log

For some reason I got a message box when trying to start eclipse:

    An error has occurred. See the log file

That message is not alt-tabable (in Gnome), so when switching to an editor/command line for opening the logfile the messagebox seems to disappear.

I would expect eclipse to appear in the window list and be alt-tab-reachable if it displays any gui elements.

I would also expect such a fundamental messages to also be shown on stdout, especially with -debug.

This may not be a Fedora-specific problem, but it is a problem that causes that eclipse doesn't integrates as nice with Fedora as we would like.

(Starting with -clean fixed the problem. The original error log has been attached. It might be a problem when upgrading from f13, but I don't have enough evidence for reporting that as a bug.)

Comment 1 Severin Gehwolf 2010-10-04 09:22:36 EDT
Could you start eclipse from a terminal like so:

$ eclipse -debug -consolelog

Could you attach the output you are getting on the console. Thanks!
Comment 2 Severin Gehwolf 2010-10-04 09:33:43 EDT
Ok sorry, please disregard my comment above. The logs you provided are sufficient. It looks like this is a problem related to some cached data when upgrading from 3.5.x to 3.6.x.

> I would also expect such a fundamental messages to also be shown on stdout,
> especially with -debug.

$ eclipse -debug -consolelog

should show the trace in the console.
Comment 3 Mads Kiilerich 2010-10-04 09:45:33 EDT
Note that I have been using the upstream pydev development "software repository" while running f13, but regularly uninstalled it and thus downgraded to the rpm-packaged pydev without any problems.
Comment 4 Alexander Kurtakov 2010-10-06 04:33:43 EDT
Downgrades are not supported and they are creating nasty side effects that noone has tested nor wants to test.
Comment 5 Alexander Kurtakov 2012-04-30 11:14:37 EDT
Closing as Fedora 14 is long dead. Please reopen if still reproducible with supported Fedora release.

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