I've read that it's bad to run gui applications from a terminal using
In order to administer some eclipse updates, I need elevated privileges (view screenshot). How do I do this correctly?
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To run GUI applications as
root you should not be using
sudo, but instead use
In this particular case run
gksu eclipse, then enter your password.
If, like me, you're forced to
sudo eclipse because you did it once out of desperation, which changed some config file as root, and permanently rooted you in Sudoland for Eclipse. You can try:
sudo chmod -R a+rwx ~/workspace sudo chmod -R a+rwx ~/.eclipse
that got me out of it.
Basically the Eclipse update system does not work well when repackaged for various operating system packages. If "apt-get upgrade" does not work for you, then I would suggest you stay away from the packaged version of Eclipse, and simply download the one you need directly from Eclipse, unpack and run it.
Then you can update it as needed.