Bug#637450: eclipse-platform: org.osgi.framework.BundleException on Startup, Editor can't be opened

Nikolaus Rath Nikolaus at rath.org
Thu Aug 11 15:21:41 UTC 2011

On 08/11/2011 10:52 AM, Niels Thykier wrote:
> On 2011-08-11 16:45, Nikolaus Rath wrote:
>> Package: eclipse-platform
>> Version: 3.5.2-11
>> Severity: normal
>> After the  update from either 3.5.2-9 or 3.5.2-10 to 3.5.2-11, eclipse starts
>> up with
>> [...]
>> In the GUI, neither Editor nor Project Explorer pane can be opened. In the
>> editor pane, there is only a message "Could not open the editor: No editor
>> descriptor for id org.python.pydev.editor.PythonEditor".
>> Pydev is installed manually (no eclipse-pydev package installed) and was
>> working just fine until the eclipse update.
> Hi,
> You are most likely suffering from #587657; the easiest way to solve
> this is to run "rm -fr ~/.eclipse", open eclipse and then re-install the
> plugins again.
>   Alternatively, you can manually correct the "bundles.info" file in
> ~/.eclipse, which should also work.

I removed all lines not referring to my home directory in
and then appended the contents of
but that didn't help.

I also tried to remove the entire .eclipse and then reinstalled the
plugins, but still eclipse does not seem to know anything about PyDev
anymore. There are no more error messages on the console, and PyDev is
listed as installed under "Installed Software", but Eclipse still opens
.py files in gedit and PyDev does not show up in e.g. the preferences


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