How to Install Eclipse IDE on Linux Mint 19

How to Install Eclipse IDE on Linux Mint 19
How to Install Eclipse IDE on Linux Mint 19

Install Eclipse IDE on Linux Mint 19

Eclipse is the most widely used Java IDE (Integrated Development Environment). The Eclipse IDE is written in C and Java. It supports multiple languages like C, C++, Java, PHP, Ruby, etc. for development. Eclipse comes with a variety of features and you can also extend it using plugins. In this tutorial, you are going to learn How to Install Eclipse IDE on Linux Mint 19.

Prerequisites

Before you start to install Eclipse IDE on Linux Mint 19. You must have the non-root user account on your system with sudo privileges.

Install Snappy Package Manager

Snappy provides better package management support for Linux Mint 19. It’s quick and easy to use. To install Snappy package manager type following command. If its already installed on the system skip to next step

NOTE: Linux Mint may have already installed Snappy package manager.

sudo apt install snapd snapd-xdg-open

Install Eclipse on Linux Mint

Follow below instructions to install Eclipse on Linux Mint 19:

Eclipse requires Java to be installed on your system. Run java --version command to check if Java is installed on your system. If your system doesnt have Java installed on then install it by using the following command:

sudo apt install default-jre

Now to install Eclipse on your Linux Mint system, run following snap command.

sudo snap install --classic eclipse

After completing the above command you have successfully installed Eclipse on your Linux Mint system.

Start Eclipse

You can run the following command to start Eclipse on Linux Mint.

eclipse

You can also visit Applications -> Eclipse to start Eclipse IDE:

It will ask you to select workspace directory, if you are running Eclipse IDE for first time. You can click on Launch or you can change the directory. Then you will see following screen:

How to install eclipse - Eclipse Home
How to install eclipse – Eclipse Home

Conclusion

You have successfully learned how to Install Eclipse IDE on Linux Mint 19. If you have any queries regarding this then please don’t forget to comment below.

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