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I have php,mySql and apache2 installed but I needed a IDE for development.So How can I download Eclipse Php with out any errors please help me. And Help me in supporting installed apace2,mySql and php in to it!!

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You can not install Eclipse over the repositories and Software Center or apt-get.

You will have to visit https://eclipse.org/downloads/packages/eclipse-php-developers/lunasr2 and download the right version (Linux 32/64Bit).

Then extract the tar.gz-archive (about 100-150MB) to your /opt directory. You need root privileges to access that folder, so run your filemanager as root (e.g. gksu nautilus) or work with sudo and terminal commands (cd /opt/ && sudo tar -zxvf /full/path/to/eclipse-*.tar.gz)

Next step is to create a launcher for eclipse:
Open an root-editor window on the new file with gksudo gedit /usr/share/applications/eclipse_php.desktop and paste the following lines into it:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Eclipse PHP
Type=Application
Exec=/opt/<your_eclipse_path>/eclipse
Terminal=false
Icon=/opt/<your_eclipse_path>/icon.xpm
Comment=Integrated Development Environment
NoDisplay=false
Categories=Development;IDE;
Name[en]=Eclipse PHP
StartupWMClass=Eclipse_PHP

Save and close it. Now Eclipse should appear in your dash application lens. If not, you might have to run sudo desktop-file-install /usr/share/applications/eclipse_php.desktop.

That's it. You can now start Eclipse and do the necessary configurations.

You might want to have a look at this guide too:
http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2014/06/install-latest-eclipse-ubuntu-14-04/
Note that it was written for the outdated "Kepler" version (current = March 2015 is Luna) and the standard Java IDE components, not PHP.

  • didn't work, how to I run the eclipse after going through the steps? – Elia Weiss Aug 5 '18 at 4:27
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    @EliaWeiss The described procedure is outdated. Current Eclipse versions come with an installer that will place the IDE in your home directory. Just download it from eclipse.org/downloads and run it. – Byte Commander Aug 5 '18 at 20:49

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