Install Eclipse Ganymede on Ubuntu 9.04
April 25, 2009
Previously I wrote about installing Eclipse Ganymede on Ubuntu 8.10, however retracing those steps wouldn’t work for the latest Ubuntu release, as the Synaptic package doesn’t end up in the /opt directory. However there is a very quick as easy way to get the latest Eclipse running on Jaunty Jackalope.
- Download your favorite Eclipse package from the download site.
- Expand the .tar.gz file, using tar xzvf. This will result in a directory called 'eclipse' containing the version you downloaded.
- Change to the /usr/lib directory
- Make a copy of the existing eclipse sub-directory: sudo mv eclipse eclipse-3.2. You'll need the startup.jar file contained here in step 6, so don't just throw this installation away.
- Copy the eclipse folder from step 2 to /usr/lib: sudo cp -Rf ~/eclipse .
- Retrieve the startup.jar file from the previous installation: sudo cp ../eclipse-3.2/startup.jar .
Now when you use the shortcut under Applications -> Programming, you will get Eclipse 3.4 instead of Eclipse 3.2.