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Have tried more than dozen times to install Eclipse version available in the Ubuntu Software Center still to no avail. Every time I try to install it shows error i.e. unable to install. Have tried to install it using terminal as well with still the same results. After installation it refuses to run. What to do or any other packages I can use instead of Eclipse. Mainly trying to run java programs through eclipse. Thanks for the time. Am using Ubuntu 12.04 on x86-64 bit architecture.

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Please add the error messages to your question as they may help point to the answer. – Garry Cairns Jun 27 '12 at 20:42
could you give some error log? what JVM do you use? – Arcadien Jun 27 '12 at 22:06
similar question here maybe it can help – damien Jun 28 '12 at 5:19
/home/srijan/.eclipse/org.eclipse.platform_3.7.0_155965261/configuration/1340865‌​342535.log. Not even able to locate the log file in the system. Tried installing NetBeans it works fine. Have installed jdk 6 in the system. Any suggestions? – Srijan Jun 28 '12 at 6:50
you will be subject to many bugs with the portable installation – RobotHumans Jul 2 '12 at 23:10
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Please follow following steps:

  1. Install JDK 1.6 by following steps mentioned at

  2. Download an eclipse IDE for 64 bit linux and extract it.

Hope this will help.

Thank you, Praveen

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Just had to manually install it by directly downloading it from the eclipse website. Anyways the solution u mentioned Praveen is the correct solution. Thanks Praveen. – Srijan Jun 29 '12 at 15:09

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