Today’s annoying Eclipse bug
October 25, 2011
Trying to jump to a source line from someplace in the stack trace, it fails with this message instead:
“Archive does not exist: /Users/dr2chase/worksapce/PFC/default_repository/caches/bytecode_cache/*”
I had to type that in by hand because the Eclipse guys have not yet mastered the art of rendering selectable text that I can copy and paste in their little alert windows. (That’s another bug.)
Of course, the archive does exist; that character string is the convention used by another part of Eclipse to designate “all the jar files in this directory”.
Their error message is doubly bogus, because the line I am clicking corresponds to a file that appears somewhere else on the debug classpath. It could simply skip the error and carry on to see if a later entry succeeds. A likely workaround would be to reorder the entries in my classpath, but that is not an option here because we have duplicated class files on the path, and order matters.
This is not a showstopper by any means, but it is tedious, and removes a feature from Eclipse that I normally use and expect to work.
Version: Helios Service Release 2 Build id: 20110218-0911
MacOS version 10.6.8
And why I am blogging this, instead of entering it into their bug database? I’ve tried that in the past; they yield equally satisfactory results, but this is easier for me.