Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Eclipse internal Web Browser in Kubuntu Precise Pangoline 12.04

This can be seen as a sort of follow-up of my previous post, Eclipse internal Web Browser in Ubuntu Lucid: after installing Kubuntu Precise Pangolin 12.04 the internal browser of Eclipse stopped working. In particular, when using Mylyn Gerrit connector (relying on OpenID authentication, which requires the eclipse internal browser) I got this error

org.eclipse.swt.SWTException: Failed to execute runnable (org.eclipse.swt.SWTError: No more handles [Unknown Mozilla path (MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME not set)])
and indeed, by looking at the preferences corresponding to the Web browser I cannot select the internal browser:

Last time, I had solved this problem by installing the xulrunner package, but, sad to hear, this package has been dropped since Oneiric!

Fortunately, we can rely on another package:
sudo apt-get install libwebkitgtk-1.0-0
and you'll enjoy Eclipse internal web browser again! :)


Anonymous said...

This solved my problem, with Apache Maven Doxia IDE, which uses internal browser too

Thaks a lot, you saved my day!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, that plainly worked for me.
Using Eclipse Juno using the StatET plugin under Ubuntu 12.04 , eclipse crashed when the "R Help" tab was accessed. Installing a custom xulrunner, as adviced elsewhere made it worse, it crashed soon after starting. Setting environment variables "MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME" doesnt helped either.
Simply installing the library in the precise version mentioned made it work mysteriously.

Anonymous said...

I was looking a long time to fix the content assist problem in Eclipse PDT on Ubuntu 12.04.
This actually did the trick.
Thank you for this tip.

Anonymous said...

u saved my life :)) I have the same problem and it's been solved. Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much! It solved my problem with Eclipse Juno PDT on Ubuntu 12.04, too.

Anonymous said...

THIS solved everything for me <3 Thanks a zillion! :)

Anonymous said...

This solved my problem too.
I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (x64) And the last version of Eclipse Indigo (donloaded from the Eclipse site).

Thank you very much!!!!

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