Objective

The objective is to latest Eclipse Java IDE on Debian 9 Stretch

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - Debian 9 Stretch Linux
  • Software: - Eclipse Java IDE Neon.1a Release (4.6.1)

Requirements

Privileged access to to your Debian system may be required to perform the Eclipse installation globally.

Difficulty

EASY

Conventions

  • # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
  • $ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Instructions

Prerequisites

First, we need to install all prerequisites. Execute the following linux command to install Java and wget:
# apt install default-jdk default-jre wget

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Get Eclipse

At this stage we need to download Eclipse IDE source code. The easiest is to use wget:
$ wget -O eclipse.tar.gz 'https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/download.php?file=/technology/epp/downloads/release/neon/1a/eclipse-java-neon-1a-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz&r=1'

Extract Eclipse IDE

Once the Eclipse IDE tarball file is downloaded we need to extract its content:
# tar xzf eclipse.tar.gz -C /opt/
If you do not have administrative privileges, hence unable to extract Eclipse file into /opt/ directory, feel free to extract the file into your home directory. Example:
$ tar xzf eclipse.tar.gz -C ~/

Start Eclipse IDE

To start Eclipse IDE run:
$ /opt/eclipse/eclipse
Alternatively, if you extracted eclipse into your home directory you should be able to start it with:
$ ~/eclipse/eclipse
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