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UNIX Visual COBOL for Eclipse won’t start

UNIX Visual COBOL for Eclipse won’t start


UNIX Visual COBOL for Eclipse won’t start



After investigation see below, for Oracle Linux 6.2.

Need to instal these packages using yum.


yum install gtk2-2.18.9-6.el6.i686

yum install PackageKit-gtk-module-0.5.8-19.0.1.el6.i686

yum install libcanberra-gtk2-0.22-1.el6.i686


Then eclipse will start okay.

[support@nwb-ora62sup bin]$ pwd


[support@nwb-ora62sup bin]$ . ./cobsetenv

COBDIR set to /home/products/vceclipse21

[support@nwb-ora62sup bin]$ echo $JAVA_HOME


[support@nwb-ora62sup bin]$ java -XshowSettings 2>&1 | grep "sun.arch.data.model"

    sun.arch.data.model = 32

Needs to be 32 bit

[support@nwb-ora62sup bin]$ eclipse

Starting Eclipse at Display localhost:10.0

   Please Wait...


Just failed to start no error at all using normal user

Try as root user you should get some errors on the console.

See this article


Basically these three libraries missing

libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0, libpk-gtk-module.so, libcanberra-gtk-module.so


yum provides "*/libpk-gtk-module.so"

you need the i686 package gtk2-2.18.9-6.el6.i686

yum install gtk2-2.18.9-6.el6.i686

To get more information you can run eclipse launcher from command line.

java -jar /home/products/vceclipse21/eclipse/eclipse/plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher_1.2.0.v20110502.jar

This will give you some error logs in your home directory as well as screen output.



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