Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Installing Eclipse on my mac - ~/.eclipse write errors

Installing Eclipse 3.4.2, I did my usual download the tarball and, as root, untar it into /Applications. It would run fine, but after I installed packages, I kept getting all sorts of random errors with regards to writing to ~/.eclipse after installing packages.

The trick seems to be not to install it as root, but instead untar it as myself. Then it doesn't seem to create a ~/.eclipse and runs without errors.