I have downloaded Eclipse indigo 64bit tar file and extracted it, for my Ubuntu 12.04, I have JDK 1.7 installed in my system, when I am doing:

java -Version
bash: /home/rd00/Development/jdk1.7.0/bin/java: cannot execute binary file 


echo $PATH

is showing, but when I am clicking on eclipse it is not starting, I have given my JDK path in eclipse.ini also , but no use, need help .


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    do you get any output when you run eclipse from terminal. If yes can you provide that in your question please.
    – hingev
    Feb 14, 2013 at 12:33
  • How did you install java? It says it cannot execute the java binary and its in your home folder, so did you manually extract and install?
    – jobin
    Feb 14, 2013 at 14:00

1 Answer 1


Seems like you didn't install Java correctly. Follow this guide to install Oracle Java on Ubuntu 12.04 or alternatively install openjdk by running:

 sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk

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