IDEA 5.x: DON'T UPDATE PLUGINS!!!!!

Currently there seems to be a severe problem in the new plugin repository. When updating plugins from IDEA 5.x the plugin repository offers updates for IDEA 6 too. Downloading them has fatal consequences.

As I uploaded a new version of the JBoss plugin this morning, all IDEA 5.x users get an update notification. DON'T UPDATE IT. The JBoss plugin will vanish, your settings will be lost, and your plugin directory will be messed up.

This is NOT a problem of the JBoss plugin, but of the plugin repository. Currently I can't say which other plugins are affected.

JetBrains: Please fix this ASAP!

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Well I haven't had that problem, but I am unable to download (many) plug-ins anymore. I know I am connected b/c I can download a few. But I just get a general error message when I try to download ones that I have good reason to believe are downloadable , i.e. I have never had trouble downloading them before, they're listed as present, and there doesn't seem to be any versioning (I have IntelliJ 5.X and have used them before with 5.X ) problems. So my guess is there's an issue with the repository also.

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Hello Martin,

We're working right now on the plugin repository fixes. The fixes will be
live in a few hours.

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Dmitry Jemerov
Software Developer
http://www.jetbrains.com/
"Develop with Pleasure!"

MF> Currently there seems to be a severe problem in the new plugin
MF> repository. When updating plugins from IDEA 5.x the plugin
MF> repository offers updates for IDEA 6 too. Downloading them has fatal
MF> consequences.
MF>
MF> As I uploaded a new version of the JBoss plugin this morning, all
MF> IDEA 5.x users get an update notification. DON'T UPDATE IT. The
MF> JBoss plugin will vanish, your settings will be lost, and your
MF> plugin directory will be messed up.
MF>
MF> This is NOT a problem of the JBoss plugin, but of the plugin
MF> repository. Currently I can't say which other plugins are affected.
MF>
MF> JetBrains: Please fix this ASAP!
MF>


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LMFAO.. this is first change to an IDE in Idea or all my years that brought my development to a screeching halt. Kinda funny actually.

Well I'm off to work on some DBUnit integration study time. lol

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Dimitry,

The problem is still not fixed. In the plugin manager I see now the correct plugin version, but when downloading the plugin I still get the wrong version and the jar file is still unpacked.

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maybe this has the same cause, but in Demetra #5321 I get the Hibero-plugin description in the right panel when selecting "Hello world" plugin ?!?!

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Hello Martin,

The problem with downloading is now fixed: the correct version is downloaded
for IDEA 5.x. However, since the IDEA 6 version of your plugin was uploaded
while things were broken, it wasn't stored in the DB correctly. Sorry for
all the hassle, but could you please re-upload the IDEA 6 version?

--
Dmitry Jemerov
Software Developer
http://www.jetbrains.com/
"Develop with Pleasure!"

MF> Dimitry,
MF>
MF> The problem is still not fixed. In the plugin manager I see now the
MF> correct plugin version, but when downloading the plugin I still get
MF> the wrong version and the jar file is still unpacked.
MF>


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Thanks, Dimitry.

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The problem with downloading is now fixed:

I'm not so sure :(.
At lease with your new Python plug-in it seems to be still there.

Ahmed.

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Hello Ahmed,

I also need to re-upload the plugin - I'll do so later today.

--
Dmitry Jemerov
Software Developer
http://www.jetbrains.com/
"Develop with Pleasure!"

>> The problem with downloading is now fixed:
>>
AM> I'm not so sure :(.
AM> At lease with your new Python plug-in it seems to be still there.
AM> Ahmed.
AM>


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Here's what you have to do to correct the problem:

1.) Exit IDEA;
2.) Go to the user plugin folder (e.g. C:\Documents and Settings\]]>\.IntelliJIdea50\config\plugins);
3.) Delete those folders and their content:
- com
- descriptors
- fileTemplates
- META-INF
- resources;
4.) Restart IDEA;
5.) Download the JBoss plugin through the plugin manager;
6.) Restart IDEA to activate the plugin;
7.) Restore your JBoss plugin settings (application server configuration etc.).

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Hello Yann,

YC> maybe this has the same cause, but in Demetra #5321 I get the
YC> Hibero-plugin description in the right panel when selecting "Hello
YC> world" plugin ?!?!

Just some artifacts from testing the repository. Fixed already.

--
Dmitry Jemerov
Software Developer
http://www.jetbrains.com/
"Develop with Pleasure!"


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I haven't needed it in a while but I went to use my Hibero plugin and noticed it wasn't there. I think I was hit by this corrupted plugin repository problem and didn't realise it. I tried deleting the com, meta-inf, and resources directorites under plugins dir but the problem persists. I install Hibero but the plugin never appears in any form inside the IDE even though it's installed.

How the hell do you fix this?

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I tried downloading the plugin directly from Beto Software, and now IntelliJ won't even start anymore. All I did was remove the old Hibero stuff from plugins and drop in the new jar file. When I started IntelliJ, it asked me if I accept the Hibero license agreement, I hit yes, then I got about 7 errors saying "Could not read application configuration file" and the IDE wouldn't finish starting. I removed the Hibero jar file but the IDE still won't start anymore.

Ideas? I'd really rather not reinstall everything since it's a lot of work installing all the plugins and configuring IntelliJ and the plugins again.

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I recommend you to contact Beto Software directly. They should be able to track down the problem and find a way to clean things up.

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