How to Install Eclipse Java on Lubuntu 18.04 Bionic LTS Easy Guide

March 14th, 2018 by thelinuxevangelist

Install Eclipse Java Lubuntu 18.04 Bionic

Hello Lubuntu User! This Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install Latest Eclipse for Java Developers on Lubuntu 18.04 Bionic LTS GNU/Linux 32/64-bit Gnome Desktop.

And the Eclipse IDE for Lubuntu 18.04 is written in Java and It contains a base workspace and an extensible plug-in system for customizing the environment.

Furthermore, to Get the Latest Eclipse for Java we Download it directly from Eclipse WebSite.

That because the Eclipse Platform available on the Apt Repository is currently Outdated.

Finally as Requisite an Oracle Java JDK 8+ Installation is Strongly Recommended to Run Eclipse and its Plugins for the Best Results.

How to Install Eclipse Java on Lubuntu 18.04 Bionic LTS - Featured
  1. 1. Launching the Shell Emulator

    Open a Terminal window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on Desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How to Install Eclipse Java on Lubuntu 18.04 Bionic LTS - Open Terminal Shell Emulator
  2. 2. Downloading Eclipse Java for Lubuntu

    Download Eclipse 4.8 Photon R IDE for Java Developers on Linux:

    Eclipse 4.8 Photon R IDE Java tar.gz Linux

    On Firefox if possible on Prompt Select directly “Open with Archive Manager”!

    How to Install Eclipse Java on Lubuntu 18.04 Bionic LTS - Open with Archive Manager

    Or after with Chrome Click the Button on the Page’s Bottom, or again Double-Click on it in the File Manager…

  3. 3. Extracting Eclipse Archive

    Then Extract Eclipse tar.gz into /tmp Directory
    If it does Not Open automatically then Double-Click on File Manager

    How to Install Eclipse Java on Lubuntu 18.04 Bionic LTS - Extracting
    Or from Command Line:

    tar xvzf ~/Downloads/*.tar.gz -C /tmp/
  4. 4. Installing Eclipse on Lubuntu

    Next follow with Ubuntu Eclipse Installation

    For a System wide installation we make the superUser as howner:

    sudo chown -R root:root /tmp/eclipse

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution
    Then we Move the Eclipse content into the /opt Directory with:

    sudo mv /tmp/eclipse /opt/
    Again make a Symlink to put Eclipse into the working Path:
    sudo ln -s /opt/eclipse/eclipse /usr/local/bin/eclipse
  5. 5. Oracle Java JDK Installation

    How-to Install Recommended Oracle Java JDK on Lubuntu:

    Install Oracle JDK for Lubuntu
  6. 6. Launching Eclipse

    Finally Launch & Enjoy Eclipse
    from Terminal simply with:

    eclipse

    Create an Eclipse Desktop Launcher for Easy-Starting:
    Ubuntu Launcher.

    How to Install Eclipse Java on Lubuntu 18.04 Bionic LTS - Unity Eclipse Launcher
  7. 7. Eclipse Getting-Started Guide

    How-to Getting-Started with Eclipse Java on Lubuntu:

    Eclipse Java Hello-World Example
  8. How to Install Eclipse Java on Lubuntu 18.04 Bionic LTS - Eclipse 4.8 Photon R IDE Workbench

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