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I want to know how can i install Eclipse on Ubuntu 12.04LTS as I'm new in both and want Eclipse platform suitable for my

java version "1.6.0_38" 
Java(TM) SE Run-time Environment
(build> 1.6.0_38-b05) 
Java Hot Spot(TM) Client
V M (build 20.13-b02, mixed mode, sharing)

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  • any help !!!!!!! – user1 Jan 14 '14 at 8:16
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    yep, it's a duplicate – schlingel Jan 14 '14 at 11:12
  • Thanks , but is there a specific version should i install it as i have jdk1.6.0_38 jre1.6.0_38 – user1 Jan 14 '14 at 11:24

Eclipse is found in the "Ubuntu Software Center". Just type in "Eclipse" in the search box, then the password, and eclipse will be downloaded for you.


I had a similar problem. Installed Eclipse from Ubuntu software installation center. But when I launched eclipse it gave an error. Soon I realized it is due to incompatibility between JDK and eclipse Indigo(which is the only option in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS software installation center). So first I uninstalled eclipse from s/w installation center, then uninstalled my jdk completely click here to know how. After this simply typed OpenJDK Development Kit (JDK) in ubuntu software installation center to install open jdk7, and lastly again installed eclipse from s/w installation center. That is it. it all worked well for me.


I have described The Easiest But A Bit Lengthy Method of Installing Eclipse Mars IDE on Ubuntu 14.04 is here. It is useful for Beginners in Linux as they don't get well with Proper Terminal Commands.

Source: Install Eclipse Mars IDE on Ubuntu

Have a look at the following methods:

  1. Download the Eclipse Mars Edition for Linux Ubuntu
  2. Goto Terminal and Type:

    gunzip eclipse-standard-kepler-SR1-linux-gtk.tar.gz
  3. Extract The Archive using the following Command:

    tar -xvf eclipse-standard-kepler-SR1-linux-gtk.tar
  4. After you've extracted the Eclipse, Change the Directory and Find eclipse-inst file by using ls command.

  5. You can execute the file using the following command:


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