View Full Version : Eclipse 3.3 manual install how-to?

November 20th, 2007, 04:02 AM
Ok, since eclipse 3.2 is available on Gusty and I need eclipse 3.3, can anyone tell me how they manually configured eclipse 3.3?

I downloaded "eclipse-SDK-3.3-linux-gtk.tar.gz" and then unpacked it using tar xzf eclipse-SDK-3.3-linux-gtk.tar.gz and it created the eclipse directory. But what more do I need to configure and how do you start eclipse on gusty? I tried ./eclipse without success.

November 20th, 2007, 10:20 AM
It's really easy, you just unpack it in a directory and run it. No special, magic configuration commands are necessary. But you already tried that and for some reason it didn't work.

Tell us more details: What happened when you tried to run it? Did you get an error message? If so, then what's the error message?

Ofcourse you need to have Java installed. Eclipse probably doesn't work with the default GNU Java which is included with Ubuntu. Install Sun's Java:

sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk sun-java6-plugin

November 20th, 2007, 11:10 AM
I thought Eclipse shipped with a JDK/JRE? Or maybe that is only on Windows.
Anyway... to use Eclipse you should be using the Sun JDK, since the GCJ-version made it all sluggish.

November 21st, 2007, 07:41 PM
More info: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EclipseIDE