Eclipse crashes after update to CentOS 6.6

I updated my centOS to the lates update 6.6 and eclipse started crashing every time I tried to use the editor. At first I thought it was a SELINUX issue but this was happening even after turning off SELINUX. Turns out it’s a bug with kepler and how it checks for installed Cairo version. Launching eclipse from console will give you the error below.

eclipse: cairo-misc.c:380: _cairo_operator_bounded_by_source: Assertion `NOT_REACHED’ failed.

This issue is fixed in Luna if you want to upgrade or you can disable Cairo in eclipse.ini with the command below to keep using your current eclipse version.


Thanks to @Riley for the workaround.

4 Replies to “Eclipse crashes after update to CentOS 6.6”

  1. Thanks for the tip.
    I am having a similar issue, just upgraded to centos 6.6 and have eclipse kelper. Many features of eclipse work, however I too get a crash when i click on the text editor.

    In my ~/.xsession-errors file i find the following errors.
    I had noticed a lot of ‘buggy client’ errors, so many that i missed the line concerning Cairo.


    Window manager warning: Buggy client sent a _NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW message with a timestamp of 0 for 0x3e00034 (Workspace )
    Window manager warning: meta_window_activate called by a pager with a 0 timestamp; the pager needs to be fixed.
    java: cairo-misc.c:380: _cairo_operator_bounded_by_source: Assertion `NOT_REACHED’ failed.

  2. Thanks!
    Was having the same issue and your tip (to disable cairo) helped. I added the suggested line at the end of “/opt/eclipse43/eclipse.ini” file.

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