Install Eclipse Mars 4.5 on Fedora 24/23, CentOS/RHEL 7.2/6.8/5.11 - Comment Page: 7

This is guide, howto install latest Eclipse Mars.2 4.5.2 on Fedora, CentOS and Red Hat (RHEL). This guide should work with Fedora 24/23/22/21/20/19/18/17/16/15/14/13/12, CentOS 7.2/6.8/5.11 and Red Hat (RHEL) 7.2/6.8/5.11 and even with earlier versions. Latest working version on CentOS/RHEL 5.11 is Eclipse Luna 4.4.2. 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...

172 comments on “Install Eclipse Mars 4.5 on Fedora 24/23, CentOS/RHEL 7.2/6.8/5.11 - Comment Page: 7

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    1. I am using Fedora 20 in my 32 bit machine.I installd the eclipse-jee-kepler-SR2-linux-gtk.tar.gz package according to all the above steps. But after doing all this i am having some problem while creating eclipse desktop icon. In the terminal while typing “eclipse” it is working fine.

      So Please check my eclipse.desktop file…

      [Desktop Entry]
      Comment=Eclipse SDK 4.3.2

      Please help me in solving the problem.
      Thank You….

    2. when i launch eclipse on fedora 20
      it gives instead a minus and

      JVM terminated. Exit code=14
      -jar /usr/lib64/eclipse//plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher_1.3.0.v20140324-2308.jar
      -os linux
      -ws gtk
      -arch x86_64
      -showsplash /usr/lib64/eclipse//plugins/org.eclipse.platform_4.3.2.v20140324-2304/splash.bmp
      -launcher /usr/lib64/eclipse/eclipse
      -name Eclipse
      –launcher.library /usr/lib64/eclipse//plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.gtk.linux.x86_64_1.1.200.v20140324-2308/

      Plesae help me to make it lauch .

      • Hi jules,

        Did you tried to run Eclipse as root user or normal user?

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

      • Hi Mriyam,

        You could remove Eclipse using following commands:

        ## Remove Eclipse launcher ##
        rm /usr/share/applications/eclipse.desktop
        ## Remove Eclipse executable ##
        rm /usr/bin/eclipse
        ## Remove Eclipse Path ##
        rm -rf /opt/eclipse

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

    4. Awesome! Very nice that you include on how to do the [Desktop Entry] etc.! Thank you! :)

    5. there is a “nano ~” missing in point 7 before “/usr/share/appl….”
      It doesn’t work without it.

      • Hello Vasile,

        You can use any editor (nano, pico, vim/vim, joe etc.), that’s why there is only mention, “Create following file, with our favourite editor”.

        • You’re right, sorry!

    6. yo lo instale con $ yum install eclipse. !!!!!!

      • Hi carlos,

        Yes, Eclipse Mars 4.5 is available if you have Fedora 22/23/24.

        And better command is:

        dnf install eclipse

        This is manual method and works EL 5/6/7 and older Fedoras. And you can select your Eclipse version from

    7. thank you for this – installed Eclipse Mars without incident in my Fedora 23 32-bit

    8. Hi,

      This website is awesome!!! Kudos to the owner. Can you please, post a tutorial on how to install Hadoop, Big Data, Sqoop, Hadoop Single Node Cluster, HBase, Hive, Spark, on Fedora 23, Ubuntu, OpenSuSE, and CentOS ???????

      Please, You are porbably only few of the Linux Guru’s who knows everything. Thanks

    9. /usr/bin/eclipse: /opt/eclipse/eclipse: /lib/ bad ELF interpreter:

      PLZ help me how to solve it.I follow ur blog java1.7,tomcat7 running seccesfully but eclipse cant. Plz help.
      kunal raut

      • Hi kunal,

        Could post output of following command:

        uname -a

        And full file name what you downloaded?

    10. Running Install Eclipse Mars 4.5 on RHEL 5.11
      I get the following error message after having follow your steps.

      configure: error: Package requirements (glib-2.0 >= 2.28.0 atk >= 1.30 pango >= 1.20 cairo >= 1.10.0 cairo-gobject >= 1.10.0 gdk-pixbuf-2.0 >= 2.22.0) were not met:

      No package ‘glib-2.0’ found
      No package ‘atk’ found
      No package ‘pango’ found
      No package ‘cairo’ found
      No package ‘cairo-gobject’ found
      No package ‘gdk-pixbuf-2.0’ found

      Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
      installed software in a non-standard prefix.

      Alternatively, you may set the environment variables BASE_DEPENDENCIES_CFLAGS
      and BASE_DEPENDENCIES_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
      See the pkg-config man page for more details.

      Do you have a screen shot of it working on RHEL 5.11 if so could you please reference your steps so that I can follow them. Thanks.

      • Hi Daniel,

        This is actually my mistake. Latest working version (on CentOS/RHEL 5.11) is Eclipse Luna (4.4.2)

        Simply Download your package and run following commands (I assume that you have installed Mars as described):

        rm -rf /opt/eclipse
        tar -xvzf eclipse-java-luna-SR2-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz -C /opt

        Then you can also modify your launcher “Comment” row.

    11. This worked just fine for me! Thanks

    12. Hello JR,

      I have followed this tutorial, but installed Neon instead (the most recent version).

      With Neon what you extract is the installer, not the app. Presently I can only run Eclipse from command line using sudo. Trying to launch Eclipse by clicking on the icon fails with “Eclipse executable launcher was unable to locate its companion shared library”.

      Trying the same from CL:
      [myuser@localhost ~]$ eclipse
      /root/.p2/pool/plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.gtk.linux.x86_64_1.1.400.v20160518-1444: cannot open shared object file: Permission denied

      Also creating any project fails with the message: ‘”Cannot read the java.home” property – unable detect the JVM that Eclipse is running on.’ But I have JAVA_HOME set and I showed the path to jdk via Window->Preferences->JDKs…

      Any advise would be greatly appreciated :-) But if you think it is unreparable, please tell me how to uninstall it. I will try Mars then.

      Thank you,

    13. Could anyone help me with point 6!

      ## Paste following content to file ##
      export ECLIPSE_HOME=”/opt/eclipse”

      $ECLIPSE_HOME/eclipse $*

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