i want to install eclipse in my Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS only for c\c++. but whenever i typed the command apt install eclipse-cdt it installs with Java which i don't want

i can download only c\c++ package from their website but i want to know that is their any way to do it with terminal.

i also tried uninstall the Java packages but uninstall button is disable their.this is image link (but unable in windows 10)

thus i want to install clean eclipse only with CDT c\c++ which is possible?


I am not 100% sure on this but I believe to use IDE specific builds, you have to compile yourself. For the C\C++ builds I believe you need the eclipse-cpp-neon-3 source


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Eclipse is itself written in Java, so it requires the Java Runtime Environment (JRE), regardless of which programming language you plan to develop in. That's why "java" is a dependency of eclipse in the package manager. If you plan to do Java development, you'll also need the Java Development Kit (JDK). If you plan to do C/C++ development, you'll need the eclipse-CDT plugin (there are other plugins which provide support for other programming languages.)

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Don't use the Eclipse in the Ubuntu repositories. Download Eclipse-cdt directly from Eclipse.org and untar the download to a directory on your system.

first installe java.click here to see how to install java

to download the eclipse-cdt to the current directory by terminal.

wget  -O ~/Desktop/ "http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/download.php?file=/technology/epp/downloads/release/neon/3/eclipse-cpp-neon-3-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz&mirror_id=105"

will download the file to ~/Desktop.

but it is easy to do it from browser anyway

also after doing this all ,i was getting some errors while compiling the programs. i solved it by installing g++ and reinstalling the eclipse-cdt

to install g++ type sudo apt install g++

now i have only c\c++ development environment.

answer Source:

  1. http://www.eclipse.org/forums/index.php/t/790778/
  2. How to download a file from a website via terminal?
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  • And how did you get Eclipse to run without Java? – muru May 15 '17 at 15:46
  • @muru. java was already installed in my machine thats why it works for me.any way i have edited my question to include installing java too. – voldemort May 15 '17 at 17:13

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