How-to Install Eclipse for C / C++ on Linux Mint 18 Sarah

July 17th, 2016 by thelinuxevangelist

Eclipse for C QuickStart on Linux Mint 18 Sarah

The Linux Tutorial Shows You How-to Install and Getting-Started with the Latest Eclipse 4.6 Neon IDE for C/C++ Development on Linux Mint 18 Sarah LTS i386/amd64 Cinnamon/Mate/KDE/Xfce GNU/Linux Desktop.

There is also the Possibility to Install the Eclipse Platform via apt-get But the Linux Mint 18 Sarah 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 Neon 4.6 Build on Linux Mint Olivia 16 you will Need to Download and Install the Original Eclipse Neon 4.6 C/C++ Release for Linux.

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

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 18 Sarah - Featured
  1. Download Latest Eclipse IDE C/C++ for Linux:

    Eclipse 4.6 Neon C/C++ tar.gz Linux
  2. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Eclipse for C Installation Linux Mint 18 Sarah - Open Terminal
  3. Double-Click on Archive and Extract Eclipse into /tmp

    Install Eclipse for C on Linux Mint 18 Sarah - Extraction
    Or from Command Line:

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

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

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

  5. Starting Eclipse from Terminal

    Making a Symlink

    sudo 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 18 Sarah - Cinnamon Launcher
  7. Eclipse C++ Getting-Started SetUp & Hello-World:

    Eclipse-C++ Hello World!
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