If you use Ubuntu Software Center to install eclipse only 3.8 is available but not 4.X.
Here is how to install it manually by manually downloading the eclipse IDE package.
- Download the eclipse tar.gz package from here.
- Then righ-click the eclipse tar.gz and choose the extract here option to extract the tar.gz package. You can also use the command line to extract the tar.gz package.
# tar xzf eclipse-cpp-juno-linux-gtk.tar.gz
- Move the extracted eclipse in the /opt/ folder.Before running the below command be sure that you are in the directory which contains extracted eclipse folder.
# mv eclipse /opt/
- Use sudo if the above command gives permission denied message.
# sudo mv eclipse /opt/
- Create a desktop file and place it into /usr/share/applications
# sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/eclipse.desktop
- and copy the following to the eclipse.desktop file
[Desktop Entry] Name=Eclipse Type=Application Exec=/opt/eclipse/eclipse Terminal=false Icon=/opt/eclipse/icon.xpm Comment=Integrated Development Environment NoDisplay=false Categories=Development;IDE Name[en]=eclipse.desktop
- Create a symlink in /usr/local/bin using
# cd /usr/local/bin # sudo ln -s /opt/eclipse/eclipse
- launch eclipse.
# /opt/eclipse/eclipse -clean &
If your eclipse does not start then you need to make sure
/opt/eclipse/eclipse is there and executable.