Install Eclipse SDK 4.3.2 (Kepler) on Fedora 20/19, CentOS/RHEL 6.5/5.10

Eclipse LogoThis is guide, howto install latest Eclipse SDK 4.3.2 (Kepler) on Fedora, CentOS and Red Hat (RHEL). This guide should work with Fedora 20/19/18/17/16/15/14/13/12, CentOS 6.5/6.4/6.3/6.2/6.1/6/5.10 and Red Hat (RHEL) 6.5/6.4/6.3/6.2/6.1/6/5.10 and even with earlier versions.

Eclipse is a multi-language software development environment comprising an integrated development environment (IDE) and an extensible plug-in system. It is written primarily in Java and can be used to develop applications in Java and, by means of various plug-ins, other languages including C, C++, COBOL, Python, Perl, PHP, Scala and Ruby (including Ruby on Rails framework).

Install Eclipse SDK 4.3.2 (Kepler) on Fedora 20/19/18, CentOS/Red Hat (RHEL) 6.5/5.10

1. Install Sun/Oracle Java JDK 7

Install Sun/Oracle Java JDK 7 on Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat (RHEL)

2. Download Eclipse SDK 4.3.2 (Kepler)

Download suitable version from www.eclipse.org/downloads. This guide uses Eclipse Classic 4.3.2 version. Another popular versions are Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers, Eclipse IDE for Java Developers and Eclipse for PHP Developers. Select also 32-bit or 64-bit version depending on your system.

3. Change root user

4. Extract Eclipse package (example to /opt directory)

5. Add read permissions to all files

6. Create Eclipse executable on /usr/bin path

7. Create Gnome desktop launcher

8. Start Eclipse 4.3.2

From command line use eclipse command

From Desktop menu Gnome 3 Eclipse 4.3.2
Fedora 15 Applications Programming Eclipse

From Desktop menu Gnome 2 and Eclipse 3.6 (Helios)
Eclipse SDK 3.6.2 Launcher Gnome

9. Eclipse 4.3 screenshot, running on Fedora 19 64-bit

Eclipse 4.3 Kepler running on Fedora 19

Troubleshooting

If you get something like following errors:

Failed to load the JNI shared library /usr/java/jdk1.6.0_21/jre/bin/../lib/i386/client/libjvm.so
Or
/usr/java/jdk1.6.0_21/jre/bin/../lib/i386/client/libjvm.so: cannot enable executable stack as shared object requires: Permission denied

Then do following:

and try again.

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  1. How can I uninstall Eclipse if I use this method for installation?

    Reply
    • Hi Mriyam,

      You could remove Eclipse using following commands:

      This doesn’t remove your data from home directory, just this guide Eclipse installation.

      Reply

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