Aptana Studio 3.2 on Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

August 20, 2009 at 2:55 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I lost my last computer to a hardware failure. I thus got a cheap, used 1 year old Dell computer for $150 and installed a nice, shiny clean version of Ubuntu. Anyway, as always, I had trouble installing Aptana on the version of Eclipse that comes with the system. Specifically, it would hang on “checking online status” and then display this message:

Aptana requires Sun JRE 1.5 or greater to work properly.
Some functionality may be disabled or work not properly under current JRE

I finally found the solution. I’m posting it here because it wasn’t entirely clear on the forums what to do. This is what I did:
– sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin xulrunner
– sudo update-alternatives –config java . I then selected “/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/bin/java” as my java platform
– /usr/bin/eclipse -vm /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/bin/java

It was able to load after that without the error and it also got past the checking online status thingee. You might want to put the last eclipse line in your icon’s command setting so the icon will work.

I am posting this online so other people can easily search for this problem.,

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