I'd have to run the installer again and I don't have the DVD with me at the moment. But, there is an option to install "stand alone" or "all in one" where it installs an eclipse instance AND the J9 JVM (which adds some capabilities) - I am sorry I can't remember the option name or have a screen shot. I looked at the online documentation but it isn't much help. The bottom line is that you can install RBD to use an existing eclipse installation OR have RBD install an eclipse instance as part of the install. I started with the former and then backed up and took the latter. That instance is located here: "C:\Program Files\IBM\SDP\eclipse.exe". It looks like the installer changed up the eclipse.ini in C:\eclipse\ to be RBD specific before I "backed up". I posted in the MyEclipse forum to see if someone had a "vanilla" eclipse.ini I could look at so that I could at least start MyEclipse again. I am close to getting it running again.

At minimum, you'd think RBD would make a backup copy of the eclipse.ini file before it changed it. Maybe it did and I just can't find it....


MichaelQuigley@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
Where did you tell it to install "stand alone"? If you installed to C:\Eclipse, it's writing over the top of your MyEclipse install. I haven't tried exactly the same setup as you, but I have successfully installed RBD separately from other Eclipse-based installations.

egl-i-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote on 02/18/2009 01:00:03 PM:

date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 06:51:42 -0700
from: Pete Helgren <Pete@xxxxxxxxxx>
subject: [EGL-i] RBD install breaks MyEclipse

Interesting issue.

I had installed Eclipse 3.4.1 some time ago with the hope that I could get an Eclipse shared install for Aptana Studio, MyEclipse, RBD and RDi (yeah, I know, good luck!)

Aptana and MyEclipse were happily co-existing when I went ahead to install RBD, taking the option to use an existing Eclipse installation. A little way into the install, RBD complained about some unresolved link

issue with Aptana and couldn't continue but the "Back" button was still available so I clicked "back" a few times and got back to the point where I could choose a "standalone" install of RBD and went ahead and installed it at that point. All was well.

So imagine my surprise this morning when I started up MyEclipse just to find out that RBD was now starting instead. My original MyEclipse/Aptana install was using C:\Eclipse and I had a shortcut on my

desktop to C:\eclipse\eclipse.exe to start MyEclipse. That shortcut now

launches RBD (which is a bit weird still it was ultimately installed stand alone).

So the questions are:

1. Why, if the installer allows you to go "Back", does it not uninstall whatever it has done up to that point? If it can't do that, why allow the user to go back?
2. Is there a way to uninstall the RBD version that appears to be using C:/eclipse?
3. Any other way to recover short of the well known "Microsoft Method" which is to uninstall everything and reinstall ?


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