Eclipse add Tomcat 7 blank server name


I was trying to add Tomcat 7 in my Eclipse in Ubuntu. When I click "Add new server" in Eclipse and select "Tomcat v7.0 Server", the field "Server Name" is blank and I cannot type in anything in that textbox as shown below:

Eclipse Add Tomcat Server

What I did before is I deleted a Tomcat 7 server from Eclipse and I was trying to reinstall Tomcat 7. But it doesn't allow me to type anything in that textbox and I cannot proceed to the "Next" button. My environment is Ubuntu Linux and Eclipse for JavaEE.

Best Solution

It is a bug in Eclipse. I had exactly the same problem, also on Ubuntu with Eclipse Java EE Juno.

Here is the workaround that worked for me:

  1. Close Eclipse
  2. In {workspace-directory}/.metadata/.plugins/org.eclipse.core.runtime/.settings delete the following two files:
    • org.eclipse.wst.server.core.prefs
    • org.eclipse.jst.server.tomcat.core.prefs
  3. Restart Eclipse

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