How to install (remove) Eclipse IDE on Ubuntu 21.04, 20.04 Official method

This simple tutorial shows how to install the latest Eclipse IDE on Ubuntu when the latest Eclipse IDE in Ubuntu software is always out of date.

The Ubuntu software Eclipse is an old, containerized snap package. Fortunately, the official installer is available for Linux.

1. Download and launch the Eclipse installer.

First, go to the official download page and get the installer.

Download eclipse

Then extract the tarball and move it to the results folder. Right click and select Run eclipse-inst file.

Or right-click on a blank area[ターミナルで開く]You can also select and run ./eclipse-inst Pop-up terminal:

2. Install Eclipse.

When the installer wizard opens, select “Eclipse for Java”, “Eclipse for Javascipt and Web”, or any other installation.

Then click the Install button to accept the license and start installing the IDE.

By default, the software is installed in the user’s home folder for single user use.Once installed, you can launch it from the system application launcher or desktop shortcut (first right click[起動を許可]Must be selected).

How to remove Eclipse completely:

The software is installed in the user’s home directory by default. Just open the file manager and delete the eclipse and eclipse-workspace folders.

For desktop shortcuts, just go to the Trash. For System Launcher app shortcuts, press Ctrl + Alt + T to open a terminal and run the command.

  • Navigate to the local user’s app shortcut folder.
    cd .local/share/applications/
  • Delete all Eclipse related files.
    rm *eclipse*.desktop epp*.desktop

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