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Eclipse IDE is one of the most commonly used development environment tools for developers. The most popular Eclipse product is the Java Integrated Development Environment (IDE), but there are some other very cool IDEs, including our C/C++ IDE, JavaScript/TypeScript IDE, PHP IDE, etc. In this short tutorial, we will study how to install Eclipse IDE on CentOS 8. RHEL 8 Linux system.

The Eclipse IDE package is not available in CentOS 8. RHEL 8 Linux system default repository. If you search for eclipse packages, you will not get any results that match the IDE.

$ sudo dnf search eclipse
Last metadata expiration check: 0:44:07 ago on Thu 17 Sep 2020 10:32:43 AM EAT.
=========================== Summary Matched: eclipse ===========================
ee4j-parent.noarch : Parent POM file for Eclipse Enterprise for Java projects

On RHEL 8, you can get the eclipse package by enabling the eclipse module:

sudo dnf module enable eclipse
sudo dnf install -y eclipse

Step 1: Install Java Runtime on CentOS 8 | RHEL 8

Java is required to run Eclipse IDE on CentOS. RHEL 8 Linux machine. You can easily install Java using the following command:

sudo yum -y install java-11-openjdk-devel

After installing Java, use the Java command line tool to confirm the version.

$ java -version
openjdk version "11.0.8" 2020-07-14 LTS
OpenJDK Runtime Environment 18.9 (build 11.0.8+10-LTS)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM 18.9 (build 11.0.8+10-LTS, mixed mode, sharing)

If you want to change the default version of the version, use the Alternatives command:

sudo alternatives --config java

Step 2: Install Eclipse IDE on CentOS 8 | RHEL 8

There are two common ways to install Eclipse IDE on CentOS 8. RHEL8. One uses the installer, the other uses manual.

Method 1: Use the Eclipse installer script

Download the Linux installer script.

wget http://ftp.yz.yamagata-u.ac.jp/pub/eclipse/oomph/epp/2020-09/R/eclipse-inst-linux64.tar.gz

Unzip the installer:

$ tar xvf eclipse-inst-linux64.tar.gz

Go to the project folder and run the installer script.

$ cd eclipse-installer/
$ ./eclipse-inst

The installation window should be displayed to you.

Select the Eclipse IDE you want to install on CentOS 8 / RHEL 8.

How to install Eclipse IDE on CentOS 8. RHEL 8

Set the installation folder and agree to create a start menu item.

How to install Eclipse IDE on CentOS 8. RHEL 8

You can then launch the Eclipse IDE from the application menu.

Method 2: Install Eclipse IDE on CentOS 8 manually RHEL 8

The next step is to download the Eclipse IDE on CentOS 8. RHEL 8 system. an examination Latest release On the download page. You can choose from Java, C/C++, PHP, Web and JavaScript e.t.c.

--- Java IDE ---
wget http://mirror.ufs.ac.za/eclipse/technology/epp/downloads/release/2020-09/R/eclipse-java-2020-09-R-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz

--- PHP IDE ---
wget  http://mirror.ufs.ac.za/eclipse/technology/epp/downloads/release/2020-09/R/eclipse-php-2020-09-R-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz

--- C/C++ IDE ---
wget  http://mirror.ufs.ac.za/eclipse/technology/epp/downloads/release/2020-09/R/eclipse-cpp-2020-09-R-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz

After downloading the file, unzip it.

tar xvf eclipse-java-2020-09-R-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz

Move the resulting folder to the /opt directory:

sudo mv eclipse /opt

Create a symbolic link for the Eclipse executable file.

sudo ln -sf /opt/eclipse/eclipse /usr/bin/eclipse

Create a Gnome launcher menu.

sudo tee /usr/share/applications/eclipse.desktop<

Then start the application from the terminal or the "Desktop Application" menu.

$ eclipse

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