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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Installation of the latest eclipse Java EE IDE in (K)Ubuntu 11.04 x64

Prerequests
  • Java JRE (ubuntu packages sun-java6-jre or openjdk-6-jre).
  • Current Ubuntu repositories package (eclipse 3.5 (galileo)), which will be purged after installation/configuration of the latest eclipse. If it is not present install it using the command:
    sudo apt-get install eclipse
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Installation/Configuration
  • To (temporally) install the latest version (placed for example in ~/Downloads) at /usr/lib/eclipse_indigo/eclipse, open a terminal and give the commands:
    cd /usr/lib
    sudo mkdir eclipse_indigo
    cd eclipse_indigo
    sudo tar zxvf ~/Downloads/eclipse-jee-indigo-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz
  • Keep the current (executable) script:
    sudo cp /usr/bin/eclipse /usr/bin/eclipse.curr
  • Purge ubuntu eclipse:
    sudo apt-get purge eclipse
    sudo apt-get autoremove
  • Move (as root) the latest eclipse from /usr/lib/eclipse_indigo/eclipse to /usr/lib:
    sudo rm -r /usr/lib/eclipse
    sudo mv /usr/lib/eclipse_indigo/eclipse /usr/lib
    sudo rmdir /usr/lib/eclipse_indigo
  • Move back (as root) the executable /usr/bin/eclipse:
    sudo mv /usr/bin/eclipse.curr /usr/bin/eclipse
  • Open as root the file /usr/bin/eclipse and change all occurrences of galileo to indigo.
  • Copy /usr/lib/eclipse/eclipse.ini to /etc
    sudo rm /etc/eclipse.ini
    sudo cp /usr/lib/eclipse/eclipse.ini /etc
  • As root create the file /usr/share/applications/eclipse.desktop to make a new (kde) menu entry:
    [Desktop Entry]
    Comment[en_US]=
    Comment=
    Exec=/usr/bin/eclipse
    GenericName[en_US]=Eclipse 3.7 (Indigo)
    GenericName=Eclipse 3.7 (Indigo)
    Icon=/usr/lib/eclipse/icon.xpm
    MimeType=
    Name[en_US]=eclipse
    Name=eclipse
    Path=
    StartupNotify=true
    Terminal=false
    TerminalOptions=
    Type=Application
    X-DBUS-ServiceName=
    X-DBUS-StartupType=
    X-KDE-SubstituteUID=false
    X-KDE-Username=
    X-Ubuntu-Gettext-Domain=desktop_kdebase
    If this entry is placed in "Lost & Found" menu category, move it to "Development", using the KDE Menu Editor.

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7 comments:

agarsab said...

Your how to solve my problem, but in my case the command sudo apt-get purge eclipse fails because the package is named eclipse-platform.

Thank you very much. :-)

foo_gr said...

You re wellcome agarsab .

foo_gr said...

It appears that current eclipse package for Ubuntu 11.10 has been updated and is now indigo (eclipse 3.7). However, some problems still remain with this new eclipse package.

rr said...

i followed all the step expect last two please brief it ....i am not able to lauch the eclipse jee

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