Eclipse pydev plugin stopped working on 11.04 upgrade

Asked by Ryan Pereira

After upgrading from 10.04 to 11.04, my Eclipse PyDev plugin was no longer available. i.e. it no longer shows up in the new projects or preference sections.

I un-installed then re-installed the PyDev plugins,

I re-installed Eclipse using Synaptic, then installed the plugins.

Some articles are reporting an issue with eclipse 3.6.0 on windows, where plugins in shared environment are not working.

I wonder if anyone is having this issue.


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Ryan Pereira (ryan-e-pereira) said :

I should mention that I faced this problem on my Ubuntu Netbook edition, I went back to my other machine running Ubunut 11.04 Natty Narwhal where I did not face this issue.

I ended running eclipse with sudo privileges, installed the Pydev plugin, checked that Pydev was available under projects and preferences. Then re-started eclipse as a normal user and the PyDev plugin is now available.

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Eliah Kagan (degeneracypressure) said :

Ubuntu 11.04 is not divided into separate Desktop and Netbook editions, like previous Ubuntu releases are. Is the system on which you faced this problem an Ubuntu 11.04 system?

Is the problem now fixed?

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Ryan Pereira (ryan-e-pereira) said :

The problem is fixed.

I had actually upgraded to 10.10, closely followed by 11.04, I noticed the problem after upgrading to 11.04, so I am not sure where the problem actually occurred. Anyway I also had a similar problem with other plugins like Egit.

Turns out that I had to install the plugins while running Eclipse with root privileges.