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I had installed Indigo eclipse successfully earlier in Ubuntu (Virtual Machine) with following commands:

sudo apt-get install eclipse
sudo apt-get install eclipse-cdt

However, it got messed up when I did an update from its "Install New Software" tab. After running following commands, I removed eclipse completely.

sudo apt-get remove --purge eclipse
sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo rm -rf /usr/bin/eclipse /usr/lib/eclipse/ /usr/share/eclipse /usr/share/man/man1/eclipse.1.gz /etc/eclipse.ini

However, now I want to again install eclipse in my Ubuntu. When I run the above commands, it simply doesn't go well and stop at following execution:

milind@milind-VirtualUbuntuOneiric:~$ sudo apt-get install eclipse
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  eclipse
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 147 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/17.3 kB of archives.
After this operation, 131 kB of additional disk space will be used.
WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
  eclipse
Install these packages without verification [y/N]? y
Selecting previously deselected package eclipse.
(Reading database ... 133931 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking eclipse (from .../eclipse_3.7.0-0ubuntu1_all.deb) ...
Setting up eclipse (3.7.0-0ubuntu1) ...
milind@milind-VirtualUbuntuOneiric:~$ 

Trying for so long (with restarting the VBox many times), but no luck. Can you please help me with:

  1. How to install eclipse for C++ (I think indigo) from command line like earlier I did ?
  2. If command line is not working then what is the latest C++ eclipse site to get it ?
  3. How to install proper CDT for this eclipse so that it can be used nicely for debugging (which was my root problem) ?
  • I recommend installing eclipse from repo, but managing all plug-ins from within eclipse. – RobotHumans Apr 13 '12 at 5:14
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The nice thing about Eclipse IDE is that you don't need to install it. When you download Eclipse you get a zip file that you can unzip to somewhere in your home directory and just execute it from that directory.
If you will visit the Eclipse downloads site you will see a list of available packages where you can choose the Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers (32/64 bit) and download the zip file.

You'll also get the latest version (v3.7.2) which is newer than what you'll find in the repository.

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What I do is: download Eclipse CDT from Eclipse home page un"zip" it in the folder X. Open Eclipse from folder X, choose workspace folder and that is it.

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