Java Developer Tools

Update Site Installation for Eclipse 3.4 through 3.6

Before you install:

  • Make sure your system is supported. See the product's System Requirements.
  • Make sure you have a copy of Eclipse 3.4 or higher already unzipped. You can download Eclipse from the Eclipse.org website.
  • Make sure Java is installed. You can download Java from Sun's website.
  • The Update site location/URL which can be found in the downloads page.
  • Live Internet connection on the machine you're installing the product into.

For Eclipse 3.4.x

  1. Launch Eclipse and select Help > Software Updates... to open the Update Manager.
  2. Select the Available Software tab and click the Add Site... button.
  3. In the Add Site dialog, enter the Update Site location and click the OK button.
  4. Select all the components to install and click Install...
  5. Follow the rest of the wizards.
  6. Restart Eclipse when prompted.

For Eclipse 3.5.x or 3.6.x

  1. Launch Eclipse and select Help > Install New Software... to open the Update Manager.
  2. Enter the Update Site location in the "Work with:" text box.
  3. Select all the components to install and click Next.
  4. Follow the rest of the wizards.
  5. Restart Eclipse when prompted.

Troubleshooting a failed installation

Here are some known update site installation problems and their possible solutions:

No repository found...

  • Make sure the update site URL you're using is correct. Update sites are available from the product download page.
  • Make sure your internet connection is working.
  • Try installing into a fresh copy of Eclipse.
  • It's possible that the server was down. Please try again later.

Cannot satisfy dependency...

  • Make sure to select all the features to install.
  • Make sure to use an Eclipse package that includes the PDE (like Eclipse Classic, RCP/Plugin or JEE Development).
  • Try to uninstall, restart and reinstall.
  • Try installing into a fresh copy of Eclipse.

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