Customizing Easyeclipse’s runtime environment

The error dialog raised by EasyEclipseThis all started as an effort to solve a problem in getting EasyEclipse to run on my new laptop. The error initially surfaced as a dialog full of JVM output when trying to run Eclipse.

After some digging (i.e. running Eclipse from a terminal) the error was pinpointed to a problem in the JRE install that comes with EasyEclipse. The error was:

Error: no `server’ JVM at `/usr/java/easyeclipse-lamp-1.2.1.3/jre/lib/i386/server/libjvm.so’.

Several searches on Google provided some others with the same problem, but no solutions. Since I’d wanted to run Eclipse under a newer VM anyway, I thought I’d try hacking and see if I could get Java 6 to work.

The solution was deceptively simple:

  1. Change into the EasyEclipse directory.
  2. Rename the jre directory (e.g.mv jre jre.old).
  3. Link the JDK supplied JRE as the jre directory (e.g. ln -s /usr/java/latest/jre jre).

There is some output that comes to the terminal once Eclipse is started, but it doesn’t seem to affect performance at all. For all I know, it might even be normal output…

2 thoughts on “Customizing Easyeclipse’s runtime environment”

  1. Thanks for the hint! Actually, just moving the jre directory already did the trick for me. The symbolic link was not required (ubuntu feisty).

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