How To Install Eclipse IDE on Fedora 35

Install Eclipse IDE on Fedora 35

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Eclipse IDE on Fedora 35. For those of you who didn’t know, Eclipse is a multi-language software development environment comprising an integrated development environment (IDE) and an extensible plug-in system. The most popular Eclipse product is Java Integrated Development Environment (IDE), but there are other pretty cool IDEs, including our C/C++ IDE, JavaScript/TypeScript IDE, PHP IDE, and more.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Eclipse IDE on a Fedora 35.

Install Eclipse IDE on Fedora 35

Step 1. Before proceeding, update your Fedora operating system to make sure all existing packages are up to date. Use this command to update the server packages:

sudo dnf upgrade
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing Java.

Install Java on Fedora is straightforward, now run the following command to install it:

sudo dnf install java-11-openjdk-devel

Check the Java version on your system to confirm the installation:

java --version

Step 3. Installing Eclipse IDE on Fedora 35.

By default, Eclipse is not available on Fedora 35 base repository. Now we download the latest version of the Eclipse installer from the official page:

wget https://mirror.umd.edu/eclipse/oomph/epp/2021-12/R/eclipse-inst-jre-linux64.tar.gz

Next, extract the Eclipse installer package:

tar -xzvf eclipse-inst-jre-linux64.tar.gz

After that, change to the project folder and run the installer script:

cd eclipse-installer/
./eclipse-inst

Follow the installer wizard to put in the Eclipse IDE:

  1. Choose Eclipse IDE for Java Developers for developing Java applications. You can also choose to install other Eclipse IDE variants.

  2. Select /usr/lib/jvm/java-11-openjdk as a Java VM and then choose the Installation Folder (under your home directory) for Eclipse installation. Then, click INSTALL.
  3. Click Accept Now to accept the Eclipse Software Foundation User Agreement
  4. Then, wait for the installation of Eclipse IDE to complete
  5.  Finally, click LAUNCH to start the Eclipse IDE

Step 4. Accessing Eclipse IDE on Fedora.

Once successfully installed, now open with the path: Activities -> Show Applications -> Eclipse IDE for Java Developers. Alternatively, to launch Eclipse IDE from the terminal simply run the command:

eclipse

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Eclipse. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Eclipse integrated development environment (IDE) on your Fedora 35 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Eclipse website.

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