How To Install Eclipse Oxygen on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Install Eclipse Oxygen on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Eclipse Oxygen on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, For those of you who didn’t know, Eclipse is an open-source and free multi-language and multi-platform (Windows, Linux, and Mac) software development program that is used to build JAVA-based web applications. It is written in Java program and can be used to develop Java-based applications and other various plugins, including languages like C, C++, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby and Rails framework, and much 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 Eclipse Oxygen on a Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Eclipse Oxygen on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt-get commands in the terminal.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Step 2. Installing Java.

Jenkins requires Java to be installed on your server. By default, Java is not available in Ubuntu’s repository. Add the Oracle Java PPA to Apt with the following command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
sudo apt install oracle-java8-installer
sudo apt install oracle-java8-set-default

Verify the Java version by running the following command:

java -version

Step 3. Installing Eclipse Oxygen on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Download the latest eclipse package. This guide uses Eclipse IDE for the Java Developers version. Other popular versions are Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers and Eclipse for PHP Developers. Select also 32-bit or 64-bit version depending on your system:


Extract the Eclipse package to your desired directory:

tar xzf eclipse-inst-linux64.tar.gz

Next, start the installer by executing the below command:


Step 4. Create a desktop launcher.

Create a new file eclipse.desktop in /usr/share/applications/ and add the below code:

nano .local/share/applications/eclipse.desktop

Add the following content to the above file:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Eclipse JEE Oxygen
Comment=Integrated Development Environment

Replace the highlighted username (idroot) with your own account name, also the Exec = location and icon.xpm should depend on where Eclipse got installed on your system.

Finally, Open Dash or the activities overview and search for Eclipse… then launch.

Install Eclipse Oxygen on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Eclipse. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Eclipse Oxygen in Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Eclipse website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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