Are you tired of trying to install eclipse IDE in ubuntu 16.04 ? You don’t have to worry about that moreover. In this article, I am going to describe how to install Eclipse juno IDE(from Eclipse Juno SR2 Packages, that has developed for Java EE Developers) in ubuntu 16.04.Eclipse is an integrated development environment (IDE) used in computer programming, and is the most widely used Java IDE.
First you have to download compressed Linux 64-bit or 32-bit installation file according to your system configuration from following link.
Downloaded file will be automatically stored in Downloads directory.
- move that downloaded file from downloads directory to Home directory.
- extract that downloaded compressed file by right click on the file and select “Extract Here”.
After extract, there will be a folder named eclipse. Now you have to add read permissions to all files those are inside eclipse directory. You only have to navigate terminal to your home directory and then run following terminal command. Because your extracted eclipse folder is placed in home directory.
chmod -R +r eclipse
Then you have to create Eclipse executable on /usr/bin path
first we can create file for eclipse on /usr/bin directory using following command.(terminal is navigated to home directory all the times)
Next you have to change permission to allow everyone to read and execute the file, and the file owner is allowed to write to the file as well.You only have to run following terminal code to change permission.
chmod 755 /usr/bin/eclipse
Open created file in gedit editor using following commad
sudo gedit -w /usr/bin/eclipse
Add ECLIPSE_HOME variable to that file. You have to copy and paste following lines on that file.
You just have to add your relative path from home directory to eclipse folder for ECLIPSE_HOME variable. In my computer, eclipse folder is placed in home directory. So I only have to add “eclipse” as ECLIPSE_HOME variable. After pasting above lines save them using ctrl + c.
Create Gnome desktop launcher
We have to create eclipse.desktop file, using gedit editor. To create that run following terminal command
gksu -u root gedit /usr/share/applications/eclipse.desktop
Then eclipse.desktop file will be opened. You have to add following lines to that file and save it.(save it using ctrl + s )
Comment=Eclipse SDK 4.2.0
Make that file executable
sudo chmod +x /usr/share/applications/eclipse.desktop
Now you can find eclipse application and run it.
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