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Solved: ‘requires bundle org.eclipse.wst.xml.core’ error, while installing Google Plugin in Fedora Eclipse

The simplest way to get started with developing for Google App Engine, Google Web Toolkit and Google Wave is to use the Google Plugin for the Eclipse IDE. This plugin installs the SDK as well. Eclipse’s built-in wizard to add new software (plugin) makes it very easy to install the Google plugin. This wizard can be supplied with a URL (http://dl.google.com/eclipse/plugin/3.5 in this case) to a download site. Henceforth, Eclipse takes care of downloading and installing the plugin, along with associated dependencies, bundle or required software.

However, for me, installing the Google Plugin didn’t go as smooth as expected. I have been using Fedora Linux on my laptop since the last 5+ years. Fedora ships with the Eclipse IDE. When I tried installing the Google Plugin in Fedora Eclipse, I faced the following error. This error surfaced with Eclipse 3.5 on Fedora 12 and Fedora 13.

Cannot complete the install because one or more required items could not be found.

  Software being installed: Google Plugin for Eclipse 3.5 1.3.2.v201003242055
                                        (com.google.gdt.eclipse.suite.e35.feature.feature.group 1.3.2.v201003242055)

  Missing requirement: Google App Engine Plugin 1.3.2.v201003242055
                                   (com.google.appengine.eclipse.core 1.3.2.v201003242055)
                                   requires 'bundle org.eclipse.wst.xml.core 0.0.0' but it could not be found

  Cannot satisfy dependency:
              From: Google Plugin for Eclipse 3.5 1.3.2.v201003242055
              (com.google.gdt.eclipse.suite.e35.feature.feature.group 1.3.2.v201003242055)
              To: com.google.appengine.eclipse.core [1.3.2.v201003242055]

Googling around gives numerous solutions – from using a third party repository (with a broken link ;-) ) to installing “Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers” from www.eclipse.org. But the solution that worked for me was the simplest. Please note that this issue and the following solution could be specific to Eclipse on Fedora and Google Plugin.

The Solution
Launch Eclipse. Click on Help>Install New Software. On the subsequent window titled “Available Software”, click on blue link ‘Available Software Sites’. Look for the URL http://download.eclipse.org/releases/galileo in the list of Software Sites. Select and click on Enable (button on the right). Click on OK.

Enable the Galileo software site before installing the Google Plugin

Enable the Galileo software site before installing the Google Plugin

Back on the “Available Software” window, type the URL http://dl.google.com/eclipse/plugin/3.5 in the field labeled “Work with:” . Click on Add. This will show Plugin and SDKs in the bottom pane. Check the boxes against them and click on Next. Follow the onscreen instructions. This will install the Google plugin and SDK. When prompted, restart Eclipse.

A few Troubleshooting Tips
On a freshly installed Eclipse, all software sites are disabled by default. This may not be true, if you have been updating or installing other plugins in Eclipse. I recall that, on Fedora 12, I faced the issue of numerous conflicts till I disabled all but the http://download.eclipse.org/releases/galileo site. Bottom line: before installing the Google Plugin, make sure that you only have the Galileo site enabled.

Second, this happened to me once that, even after following the above steps I got the same error. It seemed that Eclipse had problem in downloading the required software and ended up throwing the same error, instead of reporting a failed download. In this case, restart Eclipse, else you may keep getting the same error on retries. After restart, follow the steps mentioned in The Solution again.

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22 comments for “Solved: ‘requires bundle org.eclipse.wst.xml.core’ error, while installing Google Plugin in Fedora Eclipse”

  1. wow, what a life saver! thank you VERY MUCH!

    Posted by Jose da Silva | June 20, 2010, 9:43 pm
  2. Hi Jose,
    Most welcome. Hope the solution helped :-)

    Posted by Shekhar | June 20, 2010, 10:42 pm
  3. This helped me a lot! Thanks!

    Posted by Cacovsky | July 7, 2010, 4:05 am
  4. Thanks! Your suggestion worked on Eclipse 3.5.1 running under Ubuntu 9.10 (64-bit).

    Posted by Josh Zenker | July 15, 2010, 3:58 am
  5. Thanks Josh for writing back, that this solution works!

    Posted by Shekhar | July 15, 2010, 2:51 pm
  6. Thanks for the post. It was a life saver to me.

    Posted by Satya | November 22, 2010, 5:24 pm
  7. Excellent advice!

    Posted by Charles Butterfield | January 26, 2011, 9:06 am
  8. thanks a lot for this article! I was looking desperate for a solution…

    Posted by andrei chiver | March 11, 2011, 3:04 pm
  9. Thanks, helped me today !

    Posted by Yves | March 16, 2011, 4:34 pm
  10. andrei chiver

    thanks a lot for this article! I was looking desperate for a solution…

    Yves

    Thanks, helped me today !

    Glad to know that the solution worked for you :-)

    Posted by Shekhar | March 16, 2011, 4:57 pm
  11. thank u very much it solved one week problem………its very useful

    Posted by vikram patil | March 20, 2011, 3:03 am
  12. Thank you so much you save my time

    Posted by Sami Fallatah | October 9, 2011, 8:32 am
  13. Thx a lot :)

    Posted by Albatross | October 25, 2011, 6:06 am
  14. thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by armand | December 29, 2011, 3:10 pm
  15. Thank you very much. I was trying to install the m2eclipse plugin and your solution seems to have worked.

    Posted by Phiri | January 15, 2012, 9:43 pm
  16. Works like a CHARM! Been having this problem and it’s becoming a show-stopper to my development. Thanks!

    Posted by CleoEyes | January 31, 2012, 2:22 pm
  17. Thank you, really !

    Posted by cladmi | July 25, 2012, 10:20 pm
  18. Hi cladmi

    Thank you, really !

    Rather I thank you, really. Pure appreciation without ifs and buts is difficult to get :-) I’m assuming the solution worked for you when you needed it the most

    Posted by Shekhar | July 31, 2012, 12:36 am
  19. Thanks this worked great. For 4.2 the URL is http://download.eclipse.org/releases/juno

    Posted by Nitin | August 20, 2012, 4:58 pm
  20. Windows 8 must be run in Administrator mode. Running Eclipse as Administrator resolved my problems.

    Posted by TECHFRANZ | June 23, 2013, 8:51 pm
  21. plz tell me what is gulileo software???? nd how benfit

    Posted by arslan khalid | March 16, 2014, 11:28 am
  22. Hi arslan khalid,
    Galileo is an old version of Eclipse. Since it is an old version you will no longer benefit from it.

    Posted by Shekhar | April 7, 2014, 7:49 am

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