Eclipse is an open-source most used IDE (Integrated Development Environment) in the world. It is widely used and the most popular IDE in the world because of its availability. The eclipse marketplace let’s allow you to extend the development surfaces to any language and development environment. Even you can make your own custom plugin for your personal or business project. In this tutorial, we will learn how to install eclipse on your Linux Mint 19 machine.
If you are looking for installing Eclipse on other Linux distros, you may go for:
- Install Eclipse on Ubuntu 18
- Install Eclipse on CentOS 7 /RHEL
- Install Eclipse on Debian 9
- Install Eclipse on Fedora
To install Eclipse IDE on your Linux Mint system you will need:
- Properly installed Linux Mint desktop environment.
- Sudo user privileges
We will need two dependencies to successfully install and run eclipse on Linux Mint machine. The first one is the Java SDK. Although Eclipse is written in C programming language. It requires Java 8 or higher to run.
Secondly, we will need to install the
curl package. Which will help us to download and install eclipse from the CLI.
To install java open your command line and type the following command to update your Linux system first:
$ sudo apt update
After updating, now type the following command and run to install java latest version on your system:
$ sudo apt install -y openjdk-11-jdk
After running this command, the downloading process should be started. After downloading your computer care about installation of Java automatically.
After installing, check the installation status by running the following commands:
$ java — version
If you get following output, that means Java is successfully installed:
openjdk 11.0.3 2019-04-16
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 11.0.3+7-Ubuntu-1ubuntu218.04.1)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 11.0.3+7-Ubuntu-1ubuntu218.04.1, mixed mode)
curl on your system, if it is not already installed. To install
curl run the following command:
$ sudo apt install -y curl
Install Eclipse on Linux Mint 19
To download Eclipse from the official repository copy and run the following command:
$ curl http://ftp.jaist.ac.jp/pub/eclipse/technology/epp/downloads/release/2019-03/R/eclipse-java-2019-03-R-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz -O
It will take a bit to download the archive file. We just have downloaded an archive file of Eclipse IDE. Now we have to extract it in order to install. To extract and install on
/usr/ default directory run following command:
$ sudo tar -zxvf eclipse-java-2019-*-R-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz -C /usr/
Now make an environment for creating desktop launcher by running the following command:
$ sudo ln -s /usr/eclipse/eclipse /usr/bin/eclipse
Now we will create Eclipse application launcher. To do that follow the steps below:
Type the following command to create a new desktop launcher file for the eclipse:
$ sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/eclipse.desktop
The gedit text editor will be opened. Now copy the following text into gedit,
Now save the file and close the text editor.
Now you should find Eclipse launcher icon from your application list or you can run Eclipse by typing just eclipse in your command line.
Now, its time to write some quality code, Cheers!