Installing Eclipse

There is now an eclipse installer which simplifies setting up paths etc. :

If you don't already have Java installed on your computer then, install it.  

download eclipse from:
extract to directory: 'eclipse'
in console type the following (in red):

mjb@localhost:~> cd eclipse/eclipse-installer
 mjb@localhost:~/eclipse/eclipse-installer> ./eclipse-inst
 SLF4J: Failed to load class "org.slf4j.impl.StaticLoggerBinder".
 SLF4J: Defaulting to no-operation (NOP) logger implementation
 SLF4J: See for further details.
select 'eclipse IDE for Java developers'
I left these as default values
I accepted this
There should now be eclipse icon on startup screen


Configuration is in eclipse.ini file.

May need to specify the JVM. The eclipse.ini line to do this looks something like this:

-vm /opt/sun-jdk-

More information here:

Many Linux distributions include gcj or OpenJDK as the default JVM, and even installing Oracle's JDK/JRE does not always make it the default. Eclipse is known to have problems when running under gcj and is not officially tested/supported with OpenJDK (problems have been reported), so it is recommended on the eclipse forum that you specify the Oracle JDK for Eclipse.

metadata block
see also:


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