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Starting Eclipse Commandline With Equinox Launcher/p2 Admin UI

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Admin UI RCP App

P2-admin-ui-RCP.png
If you're looking to start up the Equinox p2 Admin UI from the commandline using Java instead of eclipse.exe, here's one way:
#!/bin/bash
vm=/opt/sun-java2-5.0/bin/java
eclipsehome=~/eclipse/p2
workspace=$eclipsehome/workspace

pushd $eclipsehome >/dev/null
if [[ $# -eq 0 ]]; then
       rm -fr $eclipsehome/eclipse $workspace
       mkdir -p $eclipsehome/eclipse
       p2=equinox-p2-agent-3.4-linux.tar.gz
       echo "Unpack $p2..."
       tar xzf $p2 -C eclipse
fi
cp=$(find $eclipsehome -name "org.eclipse.equinox.launcher_*.jar" | sort | tail -1);
$vm -cp $cp org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main -data $workspace \
  -consolelog -clean -debug -console -noexit \
  -vmargs -Xms128M -Xmx256M -XX:PermSize=128M -XX:MaxPermSize=256M

popd >/dev/null

Admin UI Eclipse Perspective

P2-admin-ui-in-Ganymede.png
To run the Equinox p2 Admin UI from within a full Eclipse install, you need to install some extra plugins into Eclipse, or install Eclipse into the p2 agent. The latter is documented here. The former can be done like this:
#!/bin/bash
vm=/opt/sun-java2-5.0/bin/java
eclipsehome=~/eclipse/p2_eclipse;
workspace=$eclipsehome/workspace

pushd $eclipsehome >/dev/null
if [[ $# -eq 0 ]]; then
       rm -fr $eclipsehome/eclipse $workspace;
       mkdir -p $eclipsehome/eclipse;
       eclipse=eclipse-SDK-3.4-linux-gtk.tar.gz
       echo "Unpack $eclipse...";
       tar xzf $eclipse
       p2=equinox-p2-agent-3.4-linux.tar.gz
       echo "Unpack $p2 into dropins"
       mkdir -p $eclipsehome/eclipse/dropins/p2
       tar xzf $p2 -C $eclipsehome/eclipse/dropins/p2
       rm -fr $eclipsehome/eclipse/dropins/p2/{dropins,libcairo-swt.so,p2,artifacts.xml,configuration,eclipse,eclipse.ini}
fi
cp=$(find $eclipsehome -name "org.eclipse.equinox.launcher_*.jar" | sort | tail -1);
$vm -cp $cp org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main -data $workspace \
 -consolelog -clean -debug -console -noexit \
 -vmargs -Xms128M -Xmx256M -XX:PermSize=128M -XX:MaxPermSize=256M

popd >/dev/null

Once started, open the Provisioning perspective.


If you want to do the same with an Ant or Cmd/Bat script, see Starting Eclipse Commandline With Equinox Launcher for how to write an equivalent script.

See Also