This issue happens in Eclipse when downloading an artifact fails (your connecton is bad or some update site is high loaded, for instance).
I propose to repeat the update more times without restarting Eclipse because in that case Eclipse won't download those artifacts that have been downloaded and will resume downloading failed artifacts.
When I try to do an update after the failure, it fails immediately; it doesn't look like it's retrying any download. It's always the same bundle that fails, so it's not an issue with intermittent connectivity on my side. How can I verify the availability of the bundle itself?
but you don't have to install it.
What update site have you used?
If that site contains the JBoss Central Discovery feature, you need to exclude it.
Thanks, removing JBoss Central Discovery from the update list fixed the problem.
I wonder how you got that plugin in there in the first place ?
I downloaded everything that was at this link:
At the time that I configured my Eclipse environment, the tools were still in the development stage.
Downloaded how ?
the discovery feature doesn't show up in Eclipse install dialog when you use that updatesite.
Did you download each linked artifact manually and installed manually ?
Here are the instructions from the developer setup guide I put together when I configured the environment:
a. Select “Help | Install New Software…”
b. Uncheck “Group items by category”
c. Select the "JBoss Tools" site (previously configured as the above URL)
d. Select the components
e. Press “Next >”
f. Press “Next >” (if available).
g. Select “I accept the terms of the license agreements” (if available).
h. Press “Finish”
It may have been installed as a dependency. Here's the complete list of addiitonal software needed for our environment:
Eclipse 3.7 WindowBuilder Repo
Gotcha - the kicker is step b.
Unchecking "group items by category" you get *everything* which will get you that discovery plugin.
Don't do that
I'll look at options to prevent this corner case from happening in future releases.
Ah, OK. Unchecking "Group items by category" was necessary because in at least one iteration of the GlassFish plugin, the list was empty. I'll update the documentation.
Now, how do I get rid of this plugin?
yeah - might be Glassfish forgot to list their installable stuff.
You should be able to uninstall features via the Help > About dialog under Installation details.
When you select the discovery feature, the description states:
JBoss Central Discovery - do not install this feature; instead, it will be discovered and used with JBoss Central.
For future, we'll look at removing the feature entirely to avoid it being accidentally installed. https://issues.jboss.org/browse/JBIDE-12389