How To Install Eclipse IDE on CentOS 8

Install Eclipse IDE on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Eclipse IDE on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Eclipse is a cross-platform, wildly popular Java integrated development environment (IDE) that you can easily install and manage your Java-based projects. It contains a base workspace and an extensible plug-in system for customizing the environment.

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Install Eclipse IDE on CentOS 8

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf clean all
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing Java.

Before installing Eclipse, make sure you have installed JDK on your system:

sudo dnf install java-11-openjdk-devel

Verify the Java version on your machine:

java -version

Step 3. Installing Eclipse IDE on CentOS 8.

Now we Download the latest eclipse package from the official page:

wget http://ftp.yz.yamagata-u.ac.jp/pub/eclipse/oomph/epp/2020-09/R/eclipse-inst-linux64.tar.gz

Next, extract Eclipse packages:

tar xvf eclipse-inst-linux64.tar.gz

Then, change to the project folder and run the installer script:

cd eclipse-installer/
./eclipse-inst

The Eclipse Installer lists the IDE’s available to Eclipse users. You can choose and click on the IDE package you want to install:

Install Eclipse IDE on CentOS 8

Next, set the installation folder and agree to create a start menu entry:

Install Eclipse IDE on CentOS 8

Step 4. Accessing Eclipse IDE on CentOS.

Once successfully installed, launch Eclipse IDE from your applications menu.

Install Eclipse IDE on CentOS 8

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Eclipse. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Eclipse IDE on CentOS 8 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Eclipse website.

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