Ubuntu 13.04 : Eclipse is missing software sites

written by Marco Ferretti on May 29, 2013, at 10:40 AM

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I have just updated my Ubuntu box to the latest release ( 13.04 ) and I found out that not only it had broken all my previous plugins installations, but also that I could not install practically anything : the software sites list was empty !

In order to fix this issue you can either run eclipse as administrator and install every single plugin/extension you need using this method, or keep on reading :)

The solution is actually simple ( once you figured it out ) : add the sites manually !

Go to Window->Preferences, open the tree menu entry Install/Update and click on Available Software. If this panel does not contain at least the following sites you need to add them :

  1. e4 0.11 Updates : http://download.eclipse.org/e4/updates/0.12
  2. Juno : http://download.eclipse.org/releases/juno
  3. The Eclipse Project Updates : http://download.eclipse.org/eclipse/updates/4.2

Also, you are likely to not have the very friendly "Eclipse Marketplace ..." entry under "Help" menu; if this is the case, you only need to install it :

  1. Open Help->Install New Software ...
  2. Select --All Available Sites--
  3. In the filter text box type marketplace
  4. Select Marketplace Client and install it

That shall be it !