How-to Getting-Started with Eclipse 4.6 Neon for C/C++ on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid 32-64bit GNU/Linux Easy Guide

February 28th, 2015 by thelinuxevangelist

Eclipse for C QuickStart on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid 32/64bit

The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install and Getting-Started with the Latest Eclipse 4.6 Neon C/C++ for Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet i386/amd64 Unity GNU+Linux Desktop.

There is the Possibility also to Install the Eclipse Platform via apt-get But at this time the Ubuntu Linux Vivid apt Repositories are still Back to a Legacy 3.8 Eclipse Flavor.

So At the Moment if you Want to Dispose of the Latest Eclipse Neon 4.6 Build on Ubuntu Linux 15.04 you will Need to Download and Install the Original Eclipse Neon 4.6 C/C++ Release for Linux.

Here Hence we Proceed Directly to Download and Installation of the Whole Eclipse for C/C++ Development Linux Release.

To the Guide Bottom you find a Link to Eclipse Hello-World C Application Quick Starting.

Eclipse for C Getting-Started on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid - Featured
  1. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install Eclipse for C on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid - Open Terminal
  2. Download Latest Eclipse for C/C++ on Linux:

    Eclipse 4.6 C/C++ tar.gz Linux
  3. Double-Click on Archive and Extract Eclipse into /tmp

    Install Eclipse for C on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid - Extraction

  4. Install Required Packages
    sudo su
    apt-get install g++
  5. Relocating Eclipse

    chown -R root:root /tmp/eclipse && mv /tmp/eclipse /opt/

    Making a Symlink

    sudo ln -s /opt/eclipse/eclipse /usr/local/bin/eclipse
  6. Launching Eclipse
    from Terminal simply with:


    Create an Eclipse Desktop Launcher for Easy-Starting:

    Quick Launcher for Ubuntu-Unity
    Install Eclipse for C on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid - Unity Eclipse Launcher

    Or on First Start-Up Right-Click on Launcher >> Lock to Launcher:
    Install Eclipse for C on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid - Eclipse Lock to Launcher

  7. Eclipse C++ Getting-Started SetUp & Hello-World:

    Eclipse-C++ Hello World!
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