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

February 13, 2017 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Eclipse for C Quick Start on Linux Mint 18.1 Serena

Hello Mint User! The Tutorial shows you How to Install and Getting-Started with the Latest Eclipse 2022-03 R 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 Install the Latest Eclipse 2022-03 R Build on Linux Mint you will Need to Download and Install Eclipse 2022-03 R C/C++ Release for Linux.

The contents give Focus only to the Essential Instructions and Commands so to 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 2022-03 R IDE 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 see: How to Enable sudo

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

    Eclipse-C++ Hello World!

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