How-to Install Eclipse for C / C++ on Linux Mint 18.1 Serena

February 13th, 2017 by thelinuxevangelist

Eclipse for C Quick-Start on Linux Mint 18.1 Serena




Hello Mint User! This Linux Tutorial Shows You How-to Install and Getting-Started with the Latest Eclipse Neon IDE for C/C++ Development on Linux Mint 18.1 Serena 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 18.1 Serena 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 18.1 Serena - Featured
  1. Download Latest Eclipse IDE C/C++ for Linux:

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

    Eclipse for C Installation Linux Mint 18.1 Serena - Open Terminal
  3. Double-Click on Archive and Extract Eclipse into /tmp

    Install Eclipse for C on Linux Mint 18.1 Serena - Extraction
    Or from Command Line:

    tar xvzf $HOME/Downloads/eclipse*linux*.tar.gz -C /tmp/
  4. Relocating Eclipse
    First Set the SuperUser as Owner:

    sudo chown -R root:root /tmp/eclipse

    Then Switch the contents:

    sudo 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:

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

    Mint Menu How Launcher
    Install Eclipse for C on Linux Mint 18.1 Serena - Cinnamon Launcher
  7. Eclipse C++ Getting-Started SetUp & Hello-World:

    Eclipse-C++ Hello World!
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