Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 709759
help->Install New Software dialog fails to render available software list
Last modified: 2012-05-11 16:36:52 EDT
Created attachment 502298 [details]
Screen shot of Add New Software dialog not rendering the available software list.
Description of problem:
The install new software dialog box does not render the available software list. Use of the "select all" button indicates that software is available.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Help->Install New Software
2. Select a repository
3. Observer that available software list does not populate
4. Hit the "select all" button.
5. Observer message that "X items selected", where X is some positive integer.
Available software list does not render. Example screen capture is attached.
Available software list should render
found the following, which relates to an old bug with similar behaviour: http://www.paulpepper.com/blog/2009/11/eclipse-empty-available-software-list.html
The suggested work-around, of setting the GDK_NATIVE_WINDOWS=1 environment variable prior to launching eclipse from the command line, does NOT work in my case.
I'm setting the severity to high, because not being able to install plugins is a blocker for at least me (and probably others), and I don't know of any work-around.
What happens if you resize the dialog or the available software list?
FWIW I haven't seen this behaviour in a very long time. I'm on x86_64 but I can't see that making much of a difference here.
Resizing doesn't cause the list to render. So, it's deeper than just forcing a paint event.
I hadn't seen this problem before today. The last time I used this dialog to install software was about 2 months ago, and everything worked fine at that time.
I've just installed eclipse on another machine here - completely fresh install. The issue does *NOT* exist on that machine. So, it seems likely that this is specific to the local configuration or installed plugins.
How do I go about debugging this further? Does eclipse have a verbose debug mode?
One can debug individual plugins but I'm not sure where one would put debugging information. Chris (zx)?
Setting proper Fedora version.
I had the exact same problem, but on Ubuntu 10.10. I solved it by removing the .metadata from my workspace before starting Eclipse - the .metadata was created by a previous version (Galileo).
In my case, removing .metadata also results in the install software dialog box working as expected.
However, it also leaves me with a blank workspace.
Is there a simple way to discover exactly what, under .metadata, is causing the problem, so that it can be fixed without having to recreate the whole workspace?
Is this reproducible with supported Fedora? F-14 is dead and F-15 will be in a couple of months.
Hello. I no longer see the reported issue in F16. Thanks.
As per user report closign as fixed.
I spoke too soon. Exactly the same thing now happening again.
OS = F16
eclipse version 3.7.1 build-id R3_7_1
Any chance of re-opening for F16?