[Solved] Error Installing Plugins to Eclipse on Ubuntu 10.04

An error occurred while installing the items   session context was:(profile=PlatformProfile, phase=org.eclipse.equinox.internal.provisional.p2.engine.phases.Install, operand=null –> [R]org.eclipse.cvs 1.0.400.v201002111343, action=org.eclipse.equinox.internal.p2.touchpoint.eclipse.actions.InstallBundleAction).   The artifact file for osgi.bundle,org.eclipse.cvs,1.0.400.v201002111343 was not found.

I got this error while trying to install PDT after I installed Eclipse platform from the repository in Ubuntu Lucid Lynx. The solution is to install eclipse-pde. In the terminal, type

sudo apt-get install eclipse-pde

You should have no problem in installing the plugins after this.


  1. letroll says:

    that solve my error thanks for help

  2. Matt Shaver says:

    Thanks a lot bro!

  3. David says:

    That solve my error too , thanks

  4. Chase Oh says:

    That works for me, too. thx!!!

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  6. guest says:

    you are a life saver!

  7. denis says:

    Большое спасибо за пост, мне очень помогло.

  8. Ernesto says:

    Thanks for the solution… Could you explain why that fixes the problem? And do you have any idea why the repo version is missing these features? Eclipse is a used by almost everyone I know as a vehicle for their plugins… I don’t think I know anyone using “out of the box” Eclipse… seems like this is pretty major functionality to leave out.

  9. Pheww! :-)
    Thanks a lot!

  10. gabrie says:

    Thank for the solution .

  11. guest says:

    Thanks ! the solution worked for me :)

  12. Louis says:

    Worked for me. Thanks!

    Ubuntu 10.04
    Eclipse 3.5.2

  13. Felipe says:

    Thanks a lot!!! I really needed it!

  14. Fath Ahmed says:

    Thank you very much, I’ve the same problem but when trying to install CDT C/C++. Could any one help me what install instead of pde??..Sorry I’m new to Ubuntu and eclipes

  15. Jansen says:

    you saved my day. thanks a lot

  16. Ranger says:


  17. UwV says:

    Thanks !

  18. wowiwa says:

    THANKS!! :)

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  20. Artur W says:

    Thank YOU :D it works!!

  21. Jabir says:

    Thank you Nithesh. It worked!!

  22. Travis says:


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  24. Frank says:

    Thanks! Saved (the rest of ;-) my day!

  25. Tero says:

    Thanks a lot for this solution!

  26. Levent B. says:

    Thank you for solution!

  27. Sandesh says:

    Thank you Nithesh.Great solution.

  28. arif rahman says:

    thank you very much . you solved this problem.

  29. Ran says:


  30. Anton says:

    Thanks!!! Much Help!

  31. ebt says:

    thanks a lot!

  32. Rafael Menescal says:

    Thank you, worked just fine for PyDev.

  33. killas says:

    That is good my brother for halp me to install pydev

  34. cosmic says:

    Brilliant !!!
    I was just about to go nuts,
    and than I found this simple solution.

    THANK YOU Nitesh !!!

  35. Th3n says:

    This worked for me! Thanks for the information. Hopefully I can pay it forward some day :)

  36. learn says:

    Awesome. It helped a lot. Thank you

  37. Hart says:

    Thanks for the help!!! You saved my day!

  38. igor says:

    yeah merci !!

  39. chandu says:

    The reason is, in general no user is not going to login directly as root user in linux. When you are trying to install from eclipse IDE, it checks for root authentication which in turns fails the installation.
    But in terminal when we press sudo it means we are going to perform the specified operation as a root user

  40. Padre says:

    I had problems installing Aptana-plugin to my newly installed Eclipse on Ubuntu 10-04.
    Your advise helped!

  41. Earl says:

    Thanks a million! Been banging my head against the wall trying to get CDT installed on for Galileo on 10.04 for a couple hours now. Solved my problem.

  42. Kumatr Raja says:

    Thanks for the Answer

  43. mrduongnv says:

    Thank you, it works well for me

  44. kHaLeD says:

    Thanx a lot !

  45. Dikshant Rawal says:

    Thanx alot…its very useful stuff.

  46. HungHM3 says:

    Thanks for your suggestion. It’s very useful

  47. Juan says:

    Thank you very much. It’s very efetive xD
    Muito obrigado.

  48. Patrick says:

    Thanks Nitesh! People like you make the internet a wonderful place!

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