Saint's Log

11May/110

Attaching Java Source Files to an Eclipse JRE

As per this ubuntu thread, the solution is:

  1. Window > Preferences > Java > Installed JREs.
  2. Double click on the JRE for which you want to attach source code.
  3. Under "JRE System Libraries", select rt.jar.
  4. Click on the "Source Attachment..." button.
  5. Supply a path to the source zip file, e.g. C:/Program Files/Java/jdk1.6.0_23/src.zip

That zip file was already on my system (since the JDK was installed) but some projects were using the JRE rather than the JDK. Therefore, I needed to specify the JDK source zip file for the JREs as well.

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