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Installing ADT plugin in Eclipse for Android development

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment


when I tried to install the ADT to eclipse (indigo) the following error came up:

Cannot complete the install because one or more required items could not be found.
Software currently installed: Shared profile (SharedProfile_epp.package.java
Missing requirement: Shared profile (SharedProfile_epp.package.java requires 'org.maven.ide.eclipse []' but it could not be found

What does this mean? How can I fix this?

I have the 64 bit versions of eclipse and jdk, and I tried to install the ADT through the Eclipse Marketplace, same error came up… and I tried to install the eclipse classic… an error came up that said it couldn’t find the shared libraries…

How to&Answers:

It seems that you have to run Eclipse as administrator.


It’s an Eclipse bug, see:

You shouldn’t need to be administrator to install additional plugins…


  1. Remove the ADT repo (Window->Preferences->Install/Updates->Available Software Sites)
  2. Add Indigo repo (“http://download.eclipse.org/releases/indigo“)
  3. Run updates
  4. Add ADT repo again and install


I had this problem and it was driving me nuts!!! Tries everything listed on here but nothing and couple of other ideas from other sites. Finally figured out since I was on $%# &^$% VISTA that I had to move my Eclipse folder out of c:\program files to users. That fixed it. Thanks to all who had ideas as I could not have figured it out without the other help.