How-to Install Eclipse 4.6 Neon Java EE x86_64 on Linux Debian Wheezy 7 Gnome3 64bit Easy Visual-Guide

November 6th, 2012 by Regaz



The Tutorial Shows You How-to Install and Getting-Started with the Latest Eclipse Neon JEE 64bit for Debian Linux 7 Wheezy Gnome3 Amd64 Desktop.

There is also the Possibility to Install before the Classic Eclipse via apt-get and after Adding the JEE Developer Tool Capabilities via Eclipse Updates.

But the Debian Wheezy Apt Repository is Still presenting the old Eclipse3 Flavor with a 3.8.

Hence here to Get Into Latest Eclipse we Proceed Directly to Download and Installation of the Whole Eclipse for Java JEE Linux Release.

The Content give Focus Only to the Essentials Instructions and Commands to make it Easier to Understand ;)

Debian Eclipse
  1. Download Latest Eclipse Neon JEE for Linux :

    Eclipse Neon JEE x8664 Linux
  2. Double-Click on Archive and Extract Eclipse into /tmpDebian Linux Wheezy Install Eclipse JEE Extraction
  3. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)
    Debian Linux Wheezy Gnome3 Open Terminal
  4. Relocating Eclipse

    su 

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

    chown -R root:root /tmp/eclipse && mv /tmp/eclipse /opt/
  5. Starting Eclipse from Terminal

    Making a Symlink

    ln -s /opt/eclipse/eclipse /usr/local/bin/eclipse

    After you can Start Eclipse JEE from Terminal simply with:

    eclipse
  6. Create an Eclipse Launcher for Easy&Quick Starting:

    Gnome3 Desktop How Launcher
  7. Recommended Oracle JDK Installation

    Required to Get the Best Results from Eclipse

    Install Oracle JDK for Debian
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