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Installing eclipse for Ubuntu

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Srikanth Eswaran

Srikanth Eswaran has seen nearly three decades of lifestyle across three generations starting from India being the land of snake charmers to the country becoming the next infrastructural superpower. In this time, he has been through some demanding situations, trials and tribulations which has made him a polished and mature individual who is now poised to handle what life throws at him. His interests lie in writing, discussing online, photography, web-design, software project management and methodologies and automobiles to name a few.


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Installing eclipse for Ubuntu

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Installing eclipse for Ubuntu

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This is about installing eclipse for Ubuntu 9.x new desktop version. You can run any eclipse you want to this way! I have taken this content from here for easier and faster reference. I have also added my own stuff to it, which I found would make eclipse start up properly. So read on.

On ubuntu, remember this always:

Please download the x86_64 version of eclipse- and NOT the 32 bit version. That won’t work!

These instructions assume you’ve downloaded and extracted the above mentioned Eclipse tarball:

bash
sudo mv eclipse /opt/eclipse cd /opt sudo chown -R root:root eclipse
sudo mv eclipse /opt/eclipse cd /opt sudo chown -R root:root eclipse
sudo chmod -R +r eclipse
sudo chmod +x `sudo find eclipse -type d`

Then create an eclipse executable in your path

bash
sudo touch /usr/bin/eclipse
sudo chmod 777 /usr/bin/eclipse

sudoedit /usr/bin/eclipse

With these contents:

bash
#!/bin/sh
export ECLIPSE_HOME=/opt/eclipse
$ECLIPSE_HOME/eclipse $*

NOTE:

If you use, sudo chmod 755, it wont allow you to edit the /usr/bin/eclipse file in some systems, hence I have changed it to chmod 777 instead. you can change back to 755 after editing the file!

Also see that ECLIPSE_HOME is set to /opt/eclipse (WITHOUT QUOTES) Now you can execute Eclipse from anywhere in your bash shell by just typing ‘eclipse’.

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Srikanth Eswaran

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Srikanth Eswaran has seen nearly three decades of lifestyle across three generations starting from India being the land of snake charmers to the country becoming the next infrastructural superpower. In this time, he has been through some demanding situations, trials and tribulations which has made him a polished and mature individual who is now poised to handle what life throws at him. His interests lie in writing, discussing online, photography, web-design, software project management and methodologies and automobiles to name a few.