This isn't completely same as -U: When you have old metadata file that references to a version that does not exist in repositories, updating snapshots doesn't work.An error occurred while collecting items to be installedsession context was:(profile=epp.package.jee, phase=org.eclipse.equinox.internal.p2.engine.phases. Problems downloading artifact: osgi.bundle,org.jboss.tools.central.discovery,1.0.1.v20120715-0355-H112-Final. Many people find these all-in-one packages the easiest way to get started.Please take a look here: alt text i got that error when i'm trying to update my Eclipse Galileo to the newest Eclipse M6 Helios? (see this thread for illustration) So i have: Eclipse IDE for Java Developers Build id: 20090920-1017 (c) Copyright Eclipse contributors and others 2000, 2009. Visit This product includes software developed by the Apache Software Foundation What i want is the latest Eclipse, M6 Helios.I'm using the update URL from here: Is this a bug?
To load a workspace created using 3.0 or earlier, just point to the old workspace directory using the workspace chooser, whether it's under the old install directory or elsewhere.
The workspace chooser dialog allows you to choose the location of your workspace.
This dialog appears on first startup in the absence of a -data argument.
For more information about installing or updating software, see the Eclipse Platform Help.
There is also a collection of handy, downloadable all-in-one packages available for many interests and platforms.
If you were previously using the "-data" argument to start Eclipse, your upgrade path is much easier: See the example in the previous section for an illustration.