I downloaded the Linux Eclipse installer from its site. By default, it is installed in home folder. No desktop shortcuts nothing else. Just a copy to a folder.
How can I install it the same way as is installed by
sudo apt-get install eclipse?
Here are all instructions. You have to create a desktop file, see the last point in my answer.
Download the installer here
Extract the archive, e.g the 64-bit version
tar xf eclipse-inst-linux64.tar.gz
Change your folder
Run the installer WITHOUT
sudo to UPGRADE the installer
Install Eclipse without OR with
Create a desktop file
Crazy, we have a installer but no desktop files. Perhaps, this will be fixed in future versions of the installer. In the meantime:
and add the configuration below. Note, you have to change the pach for
Icon if you have used a different location.
[Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Version=1.0 Type=Application Name=Eclipse IDE Comment=Eclipse Integrated Development Environment Icon=/opt/eclipse/java-mars/eclips/icon.xpm Exec=/opt/eclipse/java-mars/eclips/eclipse StartupNotify=true StartupWMClass=java-mars
Unfortunately I don't have enough points to write a reply to the above answer by A.B. There is only one more step that you need to take if you want to install the application for all users under
You need to switch to the advanced mode and change the bundle pool folder to something like
/opt/eclipse/.p2/pool. This is because when installing it with sudo, the installer chooses
/root/.p2/pool by default for the bundle pool location, which can't be opened by your user. After that you should be able to open eclipse from your regular user. Hope this helps.