toolsmith wrote on Fri Dec 12 13:51:46 CET 2008:
I'm getting a NullPointerException when I try to set a breakpoint. Epic seems to be involved. The forums at Eclipse suggested I ask here too. Below is the cut and pasted thread from there. Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks - Peter java.lang.NullPointerException Version: 3.3.2 Build id: M20080221-1800 I have Found and Installed all suggested updates. I'm a newbie. I did have breakpoints working once but it could have been with a different version of Eclipse. When I started getting this error, I installed jre6, replacing jre1.5.0. Made no difference. Any suggestions? ---------------- Thanks for the responses. I installed 3.4.1, and upgraded EPIC to 0.6.27. I clicked Help - Software Updates..., then on the Installed Software tab I clicked Updates... and simply accepted the list of all updates that Eclipse recommended. Then I restarted Eclipse. The project still opened, and breakpoints still fail with a null pointer exception. There are no additional details, no traceback, in the details>> of the error message. It simply says "An internal error occurred during: "Toggle Line Breakpoint (epic)". I'm running Windows XP Pro, SP3. I installed Platform/java, not the SDK. Project - Open Project is greyed out, as is Close Project. File - New _ Project... lets me create a project (but not one with the same name as one of the projects I created in an earlier version of Eclipse, which I can't get to now--or don't know how to). Then Open Project and Close Project are still greyed out and the breakpoints still fail to be set.
splunk57 wrote on Tue Feb 3 07:53:54 CET 2009:
Hi Peter, I am seeing this same problem too but with a different setup Eclipse SDK 3.4.1 Build: M20080911-1700 EPIC: 0.6.29 I am running on Centos 5.x (latest). I can set breakpoints easily enough in other languages, but I'm getting the "Toggle Line Breakpoint (epic)" error when I try to set a breakpoint for Perl programs.
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