Wednesday, September 12, 2007

If something can be simple it must be complicated in Gentoo

Eclipse version 3.3 does not work out of the box on Sabayon Linux (Gentoo). It likes Java 1.6.
Upon installing this JDK from SUN there was a strange error message that "run-java-tool is not available". Then, I noticed that /usr/bin/java was pointing to /usr/bin/run-java-tool. I know that it was invented with some good reasons but in order to start playing quickly with Eclipse I just removed this link and put instead:
"ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/sun-jdk-1.6/bin/java /usr/bin/java", then Eclipse was happy and me too!!!

Enjoy Eclipse

No comments: