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Installing Eclipse on Ubuntu

Tags: linux January 8, 2009    

Recently I had to install Eclipse on Ubuntu. The process was less than intuitive.

I first installed eclipse. However, it was very slow. After looking online I performed the additional three steps: install Sun's Java 6 JDK, select Sun's JDK to be the default by running sudo update-alternatives --config java, and change the /etc/eclipse/java_home file to have the /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun directory listed first. After that Eclipse ran properly.

There is a very nice guide here that explains how to install Eclipse on Ubuntu.

Copyright © 2009 Borys Bradel. All rights reserved. This post is only my possibly incorrect opinion.

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