How-to Install Eclipse for C/C++ on Linux Mint 16 Petra 32-64bit Easy Visual-Guide

June 3rd, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

Install Eclipse for C on Linux Mint 16 Petra




The Tutorial Shows You How-to Install and Getting-Started with the Latest Eclipse Oxygen R IDE for C/C++ Development on Linux Mint 16 Petra Cinnamon/Mate/KDE/Xfce 32/64bit Desktop.

There is also the Possibility to Install the Eclipse Platform via apt-get But the Linux Mint 16 Petra Apt Repos Depends from Ubuntu Saucy one that are still Back to Eclipse 3.X.

So At the Moment if you Want to Dispose of the Latest Eclipse Oxygen R Build on Linux Mint Olivia 15 you will Need to Download and Install the Original Eclipse Oxygen R C/C++ Release for Linux.

The Content and Details are Expressly Essentials 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 - Featured
  1. Download Latest Eclipse IDE C/C++ for Linux:

    Eclipse Oxygen R IDE C/C++ tar.gz Linux
  2. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)
    Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon Open Terminal
  3. Double-Click on Archive and Extract Eclipse into /tmp
    Install Eclipse for C on Linux Mint - 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

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

    Eclipse-C++ Hello World!

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