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Old 06-27-2007, 02:57 AM   #1
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guide to install Eclipse

dear sir,
i have downloaded Eclipse 3.2.1 IDE for linux 586.
i want to install it on SUSE Linux 10.2, but i am not aware for the procedure.
please guide me

Old 06-27-2007, 04:34 AM   #2
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If Eclipse is available in SuSE internet reposities and you have an internet connection, it's probably easiest done if you open SuSE's YaST and have the package manager / software update/install tool get the package (along with it's possible dependencies) for you. It's a matter of a few clicks and you're ready, if Eclipse is in the reposities.

Second best choice is if you have downloaded the SuSE specific Eclipse's .rpm package, and if it depends on any other packages (needs other packages installed before it can install), have downloaded them all too. Then simply select the package(s) and press ENTER, or double-click. You're asked for a password and then the dependencies are calculated; if everything is in order, the package is installed (if not, the program tells you why -- for example if you need to obtain other packages first and install them before this).

Third choice is to obtain the source code (usually in a compressed archive like .tar.gz or .tar.bz2), make sure you have all the needed compilation tools installed, compile the source code and then install it. Instructions for this are (or should be) found inside the package file. Open by double-clicking on it, a packaging tool should open (like WinZip).
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thanks for ur valuable informaiton.
Old 12-02-2007, 09:51 AM   #4
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I just did a clean reinstall of Suse 10.2 on my laptop and when I went to install Eclipse I realized i forgot which repository it was in. I've been using linux for many years but blanked out why I couldn't find the right repository. So I'll fill in extra detail for the newbee's on so I'll remember and maybe some other folks will find it useful. Just look at the repository to add if you've done it before.

1. In Suse 10.2 Go to Yast (actually Yast2)-->Installation Source.
2. The Configured Software Catalog (e.g. installation sources) should be displayed.
3. Hit the Add button to add a new installation source.
4. When adding the source use:
Protocol: HTTP
Directory on Server: /distribution/10.2/repo/oss
Leave Authentication as Anonomous
Then Hit OK to complete. Then Hit Finish to commit changes. If you chose to sync with Zenworks wait for the sync to finish.

Now Go back to Yast main menu and choose Yast-->Software management
In the search box type in the word eclipse and hit the search button. All sorts of eclipse related packages are listed on the right. Choose what you need. the most basic install would be package 'eclipse' that is the core eclipse platform and java IDE. I chose a bunch of other for C/C++ development, Java startup scripts, etc. At this point it's up to you.

Hit the Accept button after your done and let Eclipse install.

The Eclipse developement IDE management works a little different than many linux based apps. After installing Eclipse you need to start it. On suse 10.2 it should be in your start menu-->Applications-->Developent.

On my installation I had a problem with adding in new Eclipse features that are done through Eclipse. After starting eclipse go to Help->Software Updates->Find and Install Updates

I needed to open a shell window. Enter super user mode (e.g. root) su and hit enter and enter the root password. then enter /usr/bin/eclipse & while in super user mode. When I update eclipse as a normal user sometimes I get permissions errors. by being a superuser while updating it works fine for me.

Eclipse is installed in /usr/share/eclipse and all the eclipse plug-in's are installed under that directory.

Eclipse is a great development tool and not just because it's free open-source.

Last edited by fjd; 12-02-2007 at 09:52 AM.


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