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installing RTC to two locations on same physical machine


Mervyn Keene (171177) | asked Feb 24 '09, 11:08 a.m.
I have a little install catch-22 situation. Background: before RTC I had
a healthy working Eclipse JEE Ganymede on Windows XP. I then downloaded
the "installer" version of RTC client 1.0.1 and ran it. It installed the
IBM Installer first and then, appropriately, asked if I wanted a brand
new install or to add RTC features to an existing install. I chose the
latter and it worked fine, leaving me with a healthy RTC environment.

I keep a separate Eclipse install on a portable disk (works fine as long
as you always use the same drive letter for it). So I decided to install
RTC to that too. But now when I attach it to my Windows box and re-run
the installer it says "Sorry, you already have this version installed"
and doesn't seem to give an option to install again to a different location.

No problem, I thought, I'll get the zip package and do a manual install.
But the document in the zip package says basically "this only supports a
fresh install - if you want to add RTC to an existing Eclipse, use the
installer package".

Does anyone know what I can do to install RTC to a portable USB disk? Or
more generally, how to RTC-enable multiple Eclipses on the same box?

Thanks,
MK

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John Ryding (26) | answered Feb 24 '09, 12:00 p.m.
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Fortunately eclipse is very modular for situations like these, you can move around the location of the install as much as you want and your workspaces go unaffected.

Go ahead and manually unzip the RTC install to your USB drive, the go to:

*PATH TO JAZZ*\client\eclipse\

The main folders you need to worry about are:

"features"
"plugins"

these are the folders that contain all the info about your eclipse plugins.

Now go to where you have eclipse installed and copy over the files from you eclipse\plugins and eclipse\features into their respective jazz\client\eclipse folders.

You will then want to restart TeamConcert from the console with the -clean option:

Windows: TeamConcert.exe -clean
Linux: ./TeamConcert -clean

Your client should then start with your eclipse plugins available.

NOTE: right now only plug-ins used in Eclipse 3.3 will work, 3.4 based plug-ins will not and your client will be unable to start.

Hope this helps, I am unsure if it will get past the problem you faced with using the Installer

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Mervyn Keene (171177) | answered Feb 25 '09, 10:22 p.m.
jryding wrote:
Fortunately eclipse is very modular for situations like these, you can
move around the location of the install as much as you want and your
workspaces go unaffected.

Go ahead and manually unzip the RTC install to your USB drive, the go
to:

*PATH TO JAZZ*\client\eclipse\

The main folders you need to worry about are:

"features"
"plugins"

these are the folders that contain all the info about your eclipse
plugins.

Thanks. Looking into your suggestion led to an eventual solution which I
detailed in a response to the "Installing RTC Client on existing Eclipse
3.4.1" thread:

news://news.jazz.net:119/go3ufk$vd4$1@localhost.localdomain

MK

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