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How to install eclipse on Linux mint 15 – manually

Eclipse :

Eclipse is open source software used to develope application. it supports various programming languages like C/C++, PHP, JavaScript, Perl, Python, Ruby.
This article explains the installation of eclipse on linux mint 15 manually . Installation using software manager is easy but you will not get latest version . just follow th steps to install eclipse manually.

Install eclipse on linux mint 15

Step 1 » Install java JDK before installing eclipse.
krizna@leela:~$ sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk
Step 2 » Download the latest eclipse packages from http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/?osType=linux.
Step 3 » Now after downloading move the downloaded package to /opt/ directory.
krizna@leela ~/Downloads $ sudo mv eclipse-jee-kepler-R-linux-gtk.tar.gz /opt/
Step 4 » Untar the file .
krizna@leela:~$ cd /opt
krizna@leela:/opt $ sudo tar -xvf eclipse-jee-kepler-R-linux-gtk.tar.gz
Step 5 » Modify the folder permissions.
krizna@leela:/opt $ sudo chown -R root:root eclipse
krizna@leela:/opt $ sudo chmod -R +r eclipse
Step 7 » Now Copy icon.xmp file to pixmaps folder as eclipse.xpm
krizna@leela:/opt $ sudo cp eclipse/icon.xpm /usr/share/pixmaps/eclipse.xpm
Step 8 » Create a new file called eclipse.desktop in /usr/share/applications/ and add these lines .

That’s it
Step 9 » To launch eclipse Goto Menu -> Programming -> Eclipse.
Install eclipse linuxmint 15
Install eclipse linuxmint 15
Goodluck

  • MacPhotoBiker

    Fantastic tutorial, thank you very much.

  • MacPhotoBiker

    Fantastic tutorial, thank you very much.

  • tea

    thank you soo much for this great tutorial. helps a lot

  • tea

    thank you soo much for this great tutorial. helps a lot

  • Brandon Kendall

    I can’t create the file.
    How do I get the permission.

  • Brandon Kendall

    I can’t create the file.
    How do I get the permission.

  • Ysmir

    If you want to quickly create the eclipse.desktop file just write in the console:

    sudo nano /usr/share/applications/eclipse.desktop

    and then copy the code from step 8 (don’t forget to save the file before exit!!!). You can use vi or vim or your preferred editor instead of nano.

    Thanks for the tutorial.

  • Ysmir

    If you want to quickly create the eclipse.desktop file just write in the console:

    sudo nano /usr/share/applications/eclipse.desktop

    and then copy the code from step 8 (don’t forget to save the file before exit!!!). You can use vi or vim or your preferred editor instead of nano.

    Thanks for the tutorial.

  • Kendra Williams

    Thank you so much! This is really helpful and much more clear than the instructions on Eclipse’s website.