Eclipse is a free C and C++ IDE that can be installed on Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish. In this tutorial, we will take you through the step by step instructions to install the Eclipse C/C++ IDE on Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish as well as the Java prerequisites, via command line. Then, you can use the application to import your current C and C++ projects or develop new ones.
In this tutorial you will learn:
- How to install Eclipse IDE prerequisites
- How to download Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers
- How to extract Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers package
- How to launch Eclipse IDE
- How to create Eclipse IDE desktop launcher
|Category||Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used|
|System||Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish|
|Software||Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers|
|Other||Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the
# – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of
$ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers installation on Ubuntu 22.04 step by step instructions
- Eclipse IDE requires Java JRE as a prerequisite. Therefore, our first step is to install
default-jrepackage. To do so, open a command line terminal and run the following two commands:
$ sudo apt update $ sudo apt install default-jre
Furthermore, confirm that your system has the G++ the C++ compilers installed.
- Navigate to the official Eclipse website and download the 64-bit Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers package.
- Extract the Eclipse package downloaded in the previous step. Here we assume that the package has been downloaded into the
~/Downloadsdirectory. Extract the package into the
$ sudo tar xf eclipse-cpp-2022-03-R-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz -C /opt
Once the package has been extracted create a symbolic link to the
$ sudo ln -s /opt/eclipse/eclipse /usr/local/bin/
From now on you should be able to start the Eclipse IDE simply by execution of the below command:
- (optional) Create Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers desktop launcher. As an administrator create a new file called
/usr/share/applications/eclipse.desktopusing any text editor eg.
$ sudo nano /usr/share/applications/eclipse.desktop
and insert the following code:
[Desktop Entry] Version = 2019‑12 Type = Application Terminal = false Name = Eclipse C/C++ Exec = /usr/local/bin/eclipse Icon = /opt/eclipse/icon.xpm Categories = Application;
Once the Eclipse IDE desktop launcher is ready you can start the the Eclipse IDE by searching the top left
- Once you start the Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers application select your work space.
- Navigate to
File--> New--> C/C++ Projectto create a new C/C++ project.
In this tutorial, we saw how to install Eclipse IDE for C and C++ on Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish Linux. We also learned how to install the Java JRE prerequisite package. Hopefully you find this free software to be a suitable environment for your C or C++ coding.