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I just installed Eclipse IDE using Ubuntu Software Center and Synaptic, but in both cases it don't shows for example "Java Project" in the wizard (File > New), just shows General and CVS. How can I fix that?

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Possible duplicate: how to install eclipse – ThiagoPonte Jan 4 '13 at 13:24
I had the same problem. I used Tato's solution: sudo eclipse -clean This worked fine. However, this opens eclipse as root. I think that simply running this in terminal: eclipse -clean would most likely do the trick. – star-labs May 7 '13 at 18:46

It seems you have installed just eclipse-platform. For Java development you need to install:

apt-get install eclipse-jdt
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Hi! It's already installed @willi – chorajunior Jan 4 '13 at 13:38
Have tried a fresh workspace? – Willi Jan 4 '13 at 14:17
Yes, continue with the same problem – chorajunior Jan 4 '13 at 14:34

I run in a terminal sudo eclipse -clean with this I could see the other resources, then close eclipse and run again eclipse normally and let me see the other projects. Maybe this work for others.

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