How do I make Android Developer Tools work with the eclipse that comes with Quantal

Asked by Aaron Peromsik on 2012-10-31

I have been using the ADT plugins with eclipse from universe in 12.04 and earlier releases. After upgrading to 12.10, ADT no longer works. I tried deleting my ~/.eclipse directory and reinstalling ADT; I also tried installing ADT as root, as suggested in one Ask Ubuntu answer. No matter what I do, the Android-related buttons (SDK manager, for example) don't seem to show up in eclipse.

Running Quantal amd64 on a Dell Inspiron 1545. ADT installed as described here:

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Aaron Peromsik (aperomsik) said : #2

Thanks, but I don't see the word "eclipse" from that page. I already have the Android SDK installed. I updated it but it didn't help.

I have verified that everything works fine if I download eclipse directly from -- but I thought the point of having packages in Ubuntu was so that people don't have to do that.

Aaron Peromsik (aperomsik) said : #4

Once again you have utterly missed the point of my question. You have linked to an article describing how to install eclipse from I want to know why it stopped working with the eclipse included in ubuntu repos. Maybe I should have made this a bug report instead of a question?

samuel (samuel-h) said : #5

There's no difference between the eclipse in the repos and the eclipse from as far as I know, the one in the repos is just zipped up and given some basic packaging information.

Aaron Peromsik (aperomsik) said : #6

Then why is it that the downloaded one works with ADT and the one in the repos doesn't? (The one in the repos for 12.04 worked fine.)

samuel (samuel-h) said : #7

No idea, and if the downloaded one works fine is there a reason you're not using that. (Sorry, I realise I'm not being very helpfull, but I can't think of any reason why this would happen), so yes, a bug report should probably be the way to go.

Felix Martens (felix-martens) said : #8


i just wanted to confirm that you are not alone. I also updated from precise to quantal. My ADT-Plugin stopped working. I tried reinstalling ADT,reinstalling eclipse, clearing ~./eclipse with no luck.

I'm dowloading eclipse from the website right now, but I agree that if there is a package in the repositories it should work. I wonder if its some kind of java version problem?

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