Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Eclipse Update Problems: No Repository

So recently when trying to update just about anything in Eclipse, I've been getting errors complaining about "no repository found for..."  I ignored this a few times assuming it was some kind of weird transient error, but it hasn't gone away, so I did a little more digging.

Turns out this is a relatively common occurrence in recent versions of Eclipse, there's a bug they're having trouble reproducing, and the simple workaround at this point is to remove and re-add update sites that are giving you problems.

Worked for me; hopefully raising awareness will help some of you.


Anonymous said...

Had the same problem. The workaround worked for me. Thanks.

bosson said...

Same here. You spared me lots of trial and error. Thanks!


For me it was the web/jee update site that had to be removed and then added. (Just toggle the check-box and apply twice in manage sites)

webster said...

Same as all of you.

I have tried add and remove the components but problem still exist.

Is the 'Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers' downloading file contain those add-ons?

I am using it now to develop my JSP/Serlvet web application now.

Anonymous said...

I had the same problem on eclipse 3.5.0 - the workaround worked for me. Thanks.