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 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


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/
/usr/java/jdk1.6.0_21/jre/bin/../lib/i386/client/ 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?

    • Hi Mriyam,

      You could remove Eclipse using following commands:

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



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