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apt-get installs Eclipse version 3.5 when I do this:

sudo apt-get install eclipse-platform

However I would like to install version 3.6.
How can I do that?

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Eclipse 3.5 is the latest version in repositories.apt-get installs the latest version automatically, so there is nothing to do with apt-get.

Instead you can download eclipse 3.6 (Helios) from and use it.

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You can tell apt to install a specific version as follows:

apt-get install package=version


apt-get install eclipse-platform=3.5.2-6ubuntu1.1

But AFAIK the version 3.6 is not available in the repo. It is better to install manually . Check a similar thread here How to install Eclipse.

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