Workaround for “Installing Software has encountered a problem” in Eclipse

I wanted to install an update in Eclipse with Help > Install new Software or Help > Check for updates. I pointed to the update site, selected what I wanted to install, but then during installation I received an error dialog like this:

Installing Software has encountered a problem

Installing Software has encountered a problem

😦

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A Conference, Yellow Flowers and Green Bugs …

I’m spending a few days off in the Alps these days, if you are wondering :-). So I share a few wildflower pictures (click to enlarge) from the hiking tours today. Many trails were closed due the security measurements for the Bilderberg summit in the area, so we had to change our plans.  First I thought it was for the G7 summit which is over and was on another alp in Germany. But then I realized that they did that massive thing (military forces, no-fly zone, mobile radar systems, etc) for that Bilderberg conference too. At least it did not impact us much, except using alternative routes, hikes and trails.

Golden Flower

Golden Flower

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One of 80’000: Lightning Struck over Lucerne Area

In Switzerland, Meteo Schweiz normally counts 200’000 to 500’000 lightnings every year. On June 7th 2015, the system counted over 80’000!  In that evening, a heavy thunderstorm moved over most parts of Switzerland. I have not been able to take good pictures myself, but Michael Uebelhart shared that one from the Bürgenstock overlooking the Lucerne area with me:

Bürgenstock_2015-06-07

From Bürgenstock, 2015-06-07

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Eclipse Project ‘Refresh Policy’: Broken Incremental Build with External Make?

So here is a problem I have observed for a while, and several users have reported that to me: the problem is that for some reasons and only for some projects, when I do a ‘build’ in Eclipse CDT, it does a ‘full’ build. It does not only build the changed files, it builds all or many files in the project.

Building

Building

I expect that only the changed files will be rebuild. Instead, it compiles many files it should not compile/build, with the result that a build takes a very long time. That’s clearly wrong, and not what I expect. So what is causing this problem?

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