Saturday, November 13, 2010

SpringSource Tool Suite 2.5.1 Update Fails, and the Fix

Ever since I started using SpringSource Tool Suite I don't think I've ever been able to update it successfully through the normal Eclipse update process. STS 2.5.1 was released yesterday and sure enough, my update failed. At least this time I got a discrete enough error that I was able to find a solution.

If your update fails with an error along the lines of "could not remove directory {your_sts_dir}/dropins" then as the bug link above states, just create an empty file in that directory and it'll work (I just did 'touch foo' to get something in there).

Supposedly this issue will be fixed in the next release. Hopefully I can update to that one to find out. ;-)

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