Ubuntu 18.04: Install Eclipse CDT for C/C++ development

This article will describe installing Eclipse CDT.

1 Install Eclipse

Currentry Eclipse package in repository cannot start. Instead of Eclipse package, this article uses Eclipse installer.

Install Eclipse CDT from Ubuntu repository for installing required package of running Eclipse CDT.

$ sudo apt install -y eclipse-cdt-*

Download Eclipse installer.

$ URL=https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/download.php
$ ECLIPSE=/oomph/epp/oxygen/R/eclipse-inst-linux64.tar.gz
$ MIRROR=1
$ wget -q -O eclipse-inst-linux64.tar.gz "${URL}?file=${ECLIPSE}&mirror_id=${MIRROR}"
$ tar zxf eclipse-inst-linux64.tar.gz

Run Eclipse installer.

$ ./eclipse-installer/eclipse-inst

Select "Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers".

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Decide install directory and press "INSTALL".

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Agree with pressing "Accept Now".

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Accept license with pressing "Accept".

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Accept download URL certificates with pressing "Select All" and "Accept selected".

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Eclipse installation is completed. Pressing "LAUNCH" runs Eclipse.

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You can remove Eclipse installer.

$ rm -rf eclipse-inst-linux64.tar.gz eclipse-installer

Change Exec in desktop file of Eclipse which is in repository. Please change your eclipse path.

$ sudo sed -i /usr/share/applications/eclipse.desktop \
  -e "s;^Exec=eclipse;Exec=${HOME}/eclipse/cpp-oxygen/eclipse/eclipse;g"

2 Run Eclipse

Run the following command.

$ ./eclipse/cpp-oxygen/eclipse/eclipse

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