How-to Install Eclipse for C/C++ on Linux Mint 17 Qiana 32-64bit Easy Visual-Guide

June 3rd, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

Install Eclipse for C on Linux Mint 17 Qiana

The Linux Tutorial Shows You How-to Install and Getting-Started with the Latest Eclipse Neon IDE for C/C++ Development on Linux Mint 17 Qiana Cinnamon/Mate/KDE/Xfce 32/64bit Desktop.

There is also the Possibility to Install the Eclipse Platform via apt-get But the Linux Mint 17 Qiana Apt Repos Depends from Ubuntu Trusty one that are still Back to an Older Eclipse Release.

So At the Moment if you Want to Dispose of the Latest Eclipse Oxygen R Build on Linux Mint Olivia 16 you will Need to Download and Install the Original Eclipse Oxygen R C/C++ Release for Linux.

The Content and Details are Expressly Reduced to Give Focus Only to the Essentials Instructions and Commands and Make the Tut Easier to Understand ;)

To the Guide Bottom you find a Link to Create a Launcher and Hello-World Application Quick Starting.

Install Eclipse for C on Linux Mint 17 Qiana - Featured
  1. Download Latest Eclipse IDE C/C++ for Linux:

    Eclipse Neon C/C++ tar.gz Linux
  2. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)
    Eclipse for C Installation Linux Mint 17 Qiana - Open Terminal
  3. Double-Click on Archive and Extract Eclipse into /tmp
    Install Eclipse for C on Linux Mint 17 Qiana - Extraction
    Or from Command Line:

    tar xvzf $HOME/Downloads/eclipse*linux*.tar.gz -C /tmp/
  4. Relocating Eclipse

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

    Making a Symlink

    su -c "ln -s /opt/eclipse/eclipse /usr/local/bin/eclipse"

    After you can Start Eclipse from Terminal simply with:

  6. Create an Eclipse Desktop Launcher for Easy-Starting:

    Mint Menu How Launcher
    Install Eclipse for C on Linux Mint 17 Qiana - Cinnamon Launcher
  7. Eclipse C++ Getting-Started SetUp & Hello-World:

    Eclipse-C++ Hello World!
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