15 Replies Latest reply on Jun 8, 2006 10:35 AM by bulldog65

    features.xml Retrieval error

    witharmshigh Level 1
      He all when i run help >> software updates >> find and install I get the following popup alert error (shows two times in a row):

      Error retrieving "feature.xml". [ error in opening zip file ]

      I get the same error when i click on the next button on the screen which shows up after the errors.

      I'm running
      Eclipse SDK
      Version: 3.1.2
      Build id: M20060118-1600
      on Windows XP Pro

      Flex Beta 3 was installed AFTER eclipse (but i get the same error when i do the stand alone installation)

      thanks in advance
        • 1. Re: features.xml Retrieval error
          Level 7
          jonese69 wrote:

          > He all when i run help >> software updates >> find and install I get the
          > following popup alert error (shows two times in a row):
          > Error retrieving "feature.xml". [ error in opening zip file ]

          Hmmm, haven't seen this error before. Could you try doing this again,
          then looking at the error log and seeing if it shows anything
          interesting? You can get to the error log by doing Help > About Eclipse
          SDK, clicking on Configuration Details, then clicking on Error Log.

          Flex Builder team
          • 2. Re: features.xml Retrieval error
            witharmshigh Level 1
            here's the output. sorry it's so long.

            There was a lot in there let me know if you want me to email you the entire file.

            here's the bix about the feature.xml

            !ENTRY org.eclipse.update.core 4 0 2006-06-05 16:50:05.751
            !MESSAGE Error retrieving "feature.xml". [error in opening zip file]
            !STACK 0
            java.util.zip.ZipException: error in opening zip file
            at java.util.zip.ZipFile.open(Native Method)
            at java.util.zip.ZipFile.<init>(Unknown Source)
            at java.util.jar.JarFile.<init>(Unknown Source)
            at java.util.jar.JarFile.<init>(Unknown Source)
            at org.eclipse.update.core.JarContentReference.asJarFile(JarContentReference.java:142)
            at org.eclipse.update.core.JarContentReference.unpack(JarContentReference.java:166)
            at org.eclipse.update.internal.core.FeaturePackagedContentProvider.getFeatureManifestReferen ce(FeaturePackagedContentProvider.java:77)
            at org.eclipse.update.internal.core.FeaturePackagedFactory.createFeature(FeaturePackagedFact ory.java:39)
            at org.eclipse.update.core.Site.createFeature(Site.java:515)
            at org.eclipse.update.internal.model.SiteWithTimestamp.createFeature(SiteWithTimestamp.java: 81)
            at org.eclipse.update.core.FeatureReference.createFeature(FeatureReference.java:117)
            at org.eclipse.update.core.FeatureReference.getFeature(FeatureReference.java:105)
            at org.eclipse.update.core.FeatureReference.getFeature(FeatureReference.java:92)
            at org.eclipse.update.internal.ui.model.DiscoveryFolder.initialize(DiscoveryFolder.java:64)
            at org.eclipse.update.internal.ui.model.DiscoveryFolder.getChildren(DiscoveryFolder.java:147 )
            at org.eclipse.update.internal.ui.wizards.SitePage.getAllSiteBookmarks(SitePage.java:521)
            at org.eclipse.update.internal.ui.wizards.SitePage.access$11(SitePage.java:517)
            at org.eclipse.update.internal.ui.wizards.SitePage$9.getElements(SitePage.java:285)
            at org.eclipse.jface.viewers.StructuredViewer.getRawChildren(StructuredViewer.java:848)
            at org.eclipse.jface.viewers.TableViewer.getRawChildren(TableViewer.java:1086)
            at org.eclipse.jface.viewers.StructuredViewer.getFilteredChildren(StructuredViewer.java:790)
            at org.eclipse.jface.viewers.StructuredViewer.getSortedChildren(StructuredViewer.java:905)
            at org.eclipse.jface.viewers.TableViewer.internalRefreshAll(TableViewer.java:798)
            at org.eclipse.jface.viewers.TableViewer.internalRefresh(TableViewer.java:748)
            at org.eclipse.jface.viewers.TableViewer.internalRefresh(TableViewer.java:737)
            at org.eclipse.jface.viewers.StructuredViewer$7.run(StructuredViewer.java:1264)
            at org.eclipse.jface.viewers.StructuredViewer.preservingSelection(StructuredViewer.java:1201 )
            at org.eclipse.jface.viewers.CheckboxTableViewer.preservingSelection(CheckboxTableViewer.jav a:289)
            at org.eclipse.jface.viewers.StructuredViewer.refresh(StructuredViewer.java:1262)
            at org.eclipse.jface.viewers.StructuredViewer.refresh(StructuredViewer.java:1221)
            at org.eclipse.jface.viewers.TableViewer.inputChanged(TableViewer.java:698)
            at org.eclipse.jface.viewers.ContentViewer.setInput(ContentViewer.java:248)
            at org.eclipse.jface.viewers.StructuredViewer.setInput(StructuredViewer.java:1417)
            at org.eclipse.update.internal.ui.wizards.SitePage.createViewer(SitePage.java:296)
            at org.eclipse.update.internal.ui.wizards.SitePage.createContents(SitePage.java:153)
            at org.eclipse.update.internal.ui.wizards.BannerPage.createControl(BannerPage.java:41)
            at org.eclipse.jface.wizard.Wizard.createPageControls(Wizard.java:179)
            at org.eclipse.jface.wizard.WizardDialog.createPageControls(WizardDialog.java:611)
            at org.eclipse.jface.wizard.WizardDialog.createContents(WizardDialog.java:502)
            at org.eclipse.jface.window.Window.create(Window.java:418)
            at org.eclipse.jface.dialogs.Dialog.create(Dialog.java:996)
            at org.eclipse.update.internal.ui.wizards.ResizableInstallWizardDialog.create(ResizableInsta llWizardDialog.java:38)
            at org.eclipse.update.ui.UpdateManagerUI.openInstaller(UpdateManagerUI.java:52)
            at org.eclipse.ui.internal.ide.update.InstallWizardAction$1.run(InstallWizardAction.java:47)
            at org.eclipse.swt.custom.BusyIndicator.showWhile(BusyIndicator.java:69)
            at org.eclipse.ui.internal.ide.update.InstallWizardAction.openInstaller(InstallWizardAction. java:45)
            at org.eclipse.ui.internal.ide.update.InstallWizardAction.run(InstallWizardAction.java:41)
            at org.eclipse.ui.internal.PluginAction.runWithEvent(PluginAction.java:246)
            at org.eclipse.ui.internal.WWinPluginAction.runWithEvent(WWinPluginAction.java:223)
            at org.eclipse.jface.action.ActionContributionItem.handleWidgetSelection(ActionContributionI tem.java:538)
            at org.eclipse.jface.action.ActionContributionItem.access$2(ActionContributionItem.java:488)
            at org.eclipse.jface.action.ActionContributionItem$5.handleEvent(ActionContributionItem.java :400)
            at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.EventTable.sendEvent(EventTable.java:66)
            at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Widget.sendEvent(Widget.java:843)
            at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Display.runDeferredEvents(Display.java:3125)
            at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Display.readAndDispatch(Display.java:2758)
            at org.eclipse.ui.internal.Workbench.runEventLoop(Workbench.java:1699)
            at org.eclipse.ui.internal.Workbench.runUI(Workbench.java:1663)
            at org.eclipse.ui.internal.Workbench.createAndRunWorkbench(Workbench.java:367)
            at org.eclipse.ui.PlatformUI.createAndRunWorkbench(PlatformUI.java:143)
            at org.eclipse.ui.internal.ide.IDEApplication.run(IDEApplication.java:103)
            at org.eclipse.core.internal.runtime.PlatformActivator$1.run(PlatformActivator.java:226)
            at org.eclipse.core.runtime.adaptor.EclipseStarter.run(EclipseStarter.java:376)
            at org.eclipse.core.runtime.adaptor.EclipseStarter.run(EclipseStarter.java:163)
            at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
            at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
            at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
            at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)
            at org.eclipse.core.launcher.Main.invokeFramework(Main.java:334)
            at org.eclipse.core.launcher.Main.basicRun(Main.java:278)
            at org.eclipse.core.launcher.Main.run(Main.java:973)
            at org.eclipse.core.launcher.Main.main(Main.java:948)
            • 3. Re: features.xml Retrieval error
              C. Agruss (Adobe) Level 3

              What are you trying to install with Eclipse's Update Manager when you receive this error?


              C. Agruss
              Flex Builder Team
              • 4. Re: features.xml Retrieval error
                witharmshigh Level 1
                I'm trying to get cfeclipse installed. I know i can just download and drop in the files but i was hoping to get this worked out first.

                Other than that nothing really. There isn't anything but eclipse and flex builder installed AFAIK.

                • 5. Re: features.xml Retrieval error
                  C. Agruss (Adobe) Level 3
                  Ah, right - the CF Extensions for Flex Builder. I thought that was probably what you were doing, but wanted to be sure.

                  Perhaps try unzipping the CF update site, and then install it as a local update site, instead of as an archived update site. Can you unzip the zip successfully?

                  C. Agruss
                  Flex Builder
                  • 6. Re: features.xml Retrieval error
                    witharmshigh Level 1
                    Yea i can unzip it ok, drop the files into the plugins dir and it'll get sucked in.

                    BUT this problem appears before i even get to the screens to select if i'm doing an update or finding new software. and didn't appear until i put in the flex builder.

                    I've uninstalled / reinstalled a few times just to be sure etc.
                    • 7. Re: features.xml Retrieval error
                      Larry McLister (Adobe) Adobe Employee
                      Hey Jonese
                      You are trying to install CFEclipse not the Adobe cf plugins, right? I beleive it is an issue with the CFEclipse plug in itself since we have seen this is an issue when you have a fresh version of Eclipse()i.e. no FB in the picture. We have a few emails out to the CFEclipse folks and are waiting to hear back.

                      Flex Builder Team
                      • 8. Re: features.xml Retrieval error
                        witharmshigh Level 1

                        My install currently is Flex Builder only. No CFEclipse, No CFEclipse URL in the list to install.

                        I've only installed Flex Builder and the CF components. nothing else.....

                        So i don't think this is CFEClipse related.
                        • 9. Re: features.xml Retrieval error
                          C. Agruss (Adobe) Level 3
                          Jonese, from the error log you posted earlier, it looks as if the error arises while the Update Manager is trying to read the feature.xml file. Would you copy and paste the contents of your feature.xml file here?


                          C. Agruss
                          Flex Builder Team
                          • 10. Re: features.xml Retrieval error
                            witharmshigh Level 1
                            sure can you tell me where i can find it. wheni do a search i get lots of feature.xml files.
                            • 11. Re: features.xml Retrieval error
                              C. Agruss (Adobe) Level 3
                              After you unzip the update site, look in the features folder. You should see one or more jars there (how many do you see?), and if you unzip a given feature jar, you should be able to get at its feature.xml file.

                              If there's more than one, but not too awfully many, perhaps paste them all here for comparison.
                              • 12. Re: features.xml Retrieval error
                                witharmshigh Level 1
                                Well looking at my features folder there is only one jar/zip file. that's the ColdFusion_Plugins_0.5.139016.jar file:

                                <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
                                label="ColdFusion Plugins"


                                <description url=" http://www.macromedia.com/go/coldfusion">
                                ColdFusion, making hard stuff easy yet again

                                © 2006 Adobe Macromedia Software LLC. All rights reserved.

                                ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED


                                <discovery label="CFEclipse" url=" http://www.cfeclipse.org/update"/>










                                other folders are:

                                • 13. Re: features.xml Retrieval error
                                  witharmshigh Level 1
                                  in the above xml i snipped out the license text since some person decided to restrict posts to 1000 bytes.
                                  • 14. Re: features.xml Retrieval error
                                    C. Agruss (Adobe) Level 3

                                    Thanks for posting your feature.xml file yesterday. We're investigating this with the CF team, and will let you know what sort of solution we find. In the meantime, your approach of dropping the CF plugins in manually seems like the best workaround.

                                    C. Agruss
                                    Flex Builder Team
                                    • 15. Re: features.xml Retrieval error
                                      I too have been receiving this error after installing the CF Extensions for Flex Builder B3. To eliminate this error, I removed the site.xml file that is unzipped into the root directory. Doing this will remove the error and allow the Software Update Interface to function correctly, but you can no longer access the CF Extensions.