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January 30th, 2005, 02:16 PM

How can I install Eclipse 3.1M4 using apt-get?

Thanks in advance.

January 31st, 2005, 04:47 AM
I don't think anybody has a .deb package for it. It's fairly self contained, so I usually just install it somewhere handy, and put a link or shell script it ~/bin.

January 31st, 2005, 04:50 AM
Oh, and of course, you'll need to install java. Debian has some packages for doing that from a downloaded .bin file, so I imagine Ubuntu has it somewhere (maybe in multiverse or hoary). You can also just install it somewhere handy, and use symbolic links and JAVA_HOME environment variables.

January 31st, 2005, 07:16 AM
Thanks alot. I installed Java 1.5 update 1 using apt-get. Then I installed Eclipse the plain way you recommended.

Thanks anyways.

June 2nd, 2005, 02:05 AM

Why doesn't anybody builds a .deb version for Ubuntu?
what if I download the one from Debian?

It will be really cool if all major development applications for Linux will be available for Ubuntu

June 2nd, 2005, 02:07 AM
The package is really old though
I did found an eclipse package at the repositories (Ubuntu), but I got this message:

Depends: eclipse-platform (>=2.1.2) but it is not installable

Any suggestions?

I just love to install all the applications with Synaptic

June 2nd, 2005, 02:52 AM
I don't think anybody has packaged it. You can do it yourself, of course, but I find it just as easy to put it into some subdirectory of /usr/local/stow/, then put a script at /usr/local/bin/eclipse that will run it for me. Then when I don't want it (because I've upgraded to the latest milestone or RC), I can just remove the directory.

August 2nd, 2005, 07:16 PM
Have you tried the php extensions of Eclipse?

Eclipse is AMAZING for programming in Java and in PHP, it even has a local browser incorportaed ;)

However I still think it should be in a repository, you tell me that why should anybody place it at a repository?

Well, I ask a similar question, why not?

apt-get install eclipse

it NEVER gets any easier than that.

I think it should be a supported application by the Backports guys