Eclipse on Snow Leopard (10.6.2)

November 24th, 2009 by nils

When I downloaded and installed Eclipse (eclipse-SDK-3.5.1-macosx-carbon.tar.gz) yesterday, I started to get the following error message:


Eclipse error message: "Cannot complete the request. This installation has not been configured properly for software updates!"

To fix this, you need to go to “Preferences > General > Capabilities” and check “Classic Update”. Afterwards you should be able to select “Help > Software Updates > Find and Install…”.

I wasn’t able to find much on the internet, but this post on an Ubuntu forum finally brought the solution.


  1. It seems the issue here is clear: The leopard can’t see the eclipse through all of that snow.

    Comment by FooFenix — February 10, 2010 @ 11:22 am

  2. man you are life saver….

    Comment by sandeep — March 17, 2010 @ 3:13 pm

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