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False positive for error: Invalid Ice Home Directory, in IceBuilder Plugin for Eclipse in Linux

In Linux, we get the error "Invalid Ice Home Directory", when setting up the IceBuilder plug in Window-->Preferences->Ice Builder.
This isn't a real error and we can actually get the system to build properly.

I looked through the source code and think I found the error:

File: ice-builder-eclipse/java/IceBuilderPlugin/src/com/zeroc/icebuilderplugin/internal/
Method: private static String getSliceDirectory(String dir)

This method uses File.pathSeparator (":" on Linux) a number of places, instead of File.separator ("/" on Linux). This causes null to be returned from the method which triggers this false error.

Note: I see File.pathSeparator used many places. It didn't check it out in detail, but I suspect this is probably wrong in at least some of these cases as well.



  • xdm
    xdm La Coruña, Spain

    Hi Stephen,

    Thanks for bringing this up we will fix it in the next release of the plug-in.

  • bernard
    bernard Jupiter, FL

    Hi Stephen,

    This bug is fixed in the latest Ice Builder code, but we have not released a new Ice Builder version yet.

    I also created a corresponding issue here:

    In the future, please create a GitHub issue directly when reporting Ice Builder bugs.


  • joegeorge
    joegeorge Jupiter, Florida

    @pheiff Ice Builder for Eclipse v4.1.1 has been released with a fix for this issue.

  • I am going to test this out. We still have a critical bug in this plug-in though (see Slice Linux/Windows Inconsistencies). Will test if that got fixed.

  • This problem was fixed by upgrading, thank you!

  • joegeorge
    joegeorge Jupiter, Florida

    Glad to hear!