Eclipse Updates or Plugins are not working – Linux / RHEL

Few days ago I wrote an article about how to Install Eclipse on RHEL (

After I installed some plugins I noticed, that they are not working with the „standard“ user. When installing the plugins as root they worked well.

I found a very good explanation on the Google GWT Plugin Page:

To avoid any problems with the installation and update of plugins, you should directly after you extracted the eclipse*.tar change the owner via:

sudo chown -R <user> eclipe

After I changed the owner to my current user, the installation and updates of my plugins worked perfectly fine.

I hope this tip can also help you 😉