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Cannot install any version newer than Juno (debian stretch) [message #1749259] Sun, 04 December 2016 19:25 Go to next message
Karolin Etterer is currently offline Karolin EttererFriend
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Hi all,

I'm new to eclipse and already failed epically before I could start writing my first program: even after spending heaps of time on google I can't figure out how to install eclipse! Someone on here had a similar (the same?) problem on a different OS but didn't get any answers so I try again:
I'm running Debian stretch (Alpha 8 ) and want to install an eclipse version in which I can also use html styling
I tried:

1. install via aptitude
perfect install, but I can't get anything but eclipse classic (no html) Juno version from 2012. That one is over four years old and I can't figure out how to use market place on such an old version in order to get the tools for html. Upgrade to Neon is not possible. Uninstalled this version.

2. download package from eclipse.org and use installer:
installer runs just fine, but when the green install bar reaches 100% nothing happens. It's supposed to offer two options: launch the newly installed eclipse or open the setup log. Installer doesn't show either option, only goes back to orange "install". I checked /home/user/eclipse/ This new folder does exist but contains nothing but the setup.log
The log shows that install didn't return any errors, however the last line reads:

[2016-12-04 19:45:17] The engine operation was cancelled and the changes are being rolled back.

No further explanation. I tried multiple install options, but none seem to work.

Any ideas how I can install a working eclipse version on debian stretch?

Thanks a lot!

P.S.: I'm completely new to programming and rather new to linux, too. So if there I forgot to include any info you may need, please let me know.
Re: Cannot install any version newer than Juno (debian stretch) [message #1749261 is a reply to message #1749259] Sun, 04 December 2016 20:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Nitin Dahyabhai is currently offline Nitin DahyabhaiFriend
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You can still do it the manual way; apt will only ever contain whatever release of Eclipse Debian chooses to build. You might have to work around some UI issues specific to certain releases of GTK3.

1) Get a current JDK from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/ , keeping in mind whether your system is 64-bit or 32-bit.
2) On https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/ , clicking on "Download Packages" takes you to https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/eclipse-packages/ . Download the "Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers", keeping in mind whether you got a 64-bit or 32-bit JDK. They have to match.
3) Unzip it and run. If Eclipse can't find the version of Java you installed, consult http://help.eclipse.org/neon/topic/org.eclipse.platform.doc.user/tasks/running_eclipse.htm?cp=0_3_0 for examples about the -vm command line switch. You should be able to go with the remaining defaults.


For more information:
https://wiki.eclipse.org/FAQ_Where_do_I_get_and_install_Eclipse%3F
https://wiki.eclipse.org/Eclipse.ini
https://wiki.eclipse.org/WTP_FAQ#How_do_I_install_WTP.3F


Further details that you can skip over if you want:
1) While a lot of folks only actually need the JRE download, the JDK is a superset of what's in the JRE. Going with the JDK is one less thing to think about.
2) You could instead download the "Eclipse IDE for JavaScript and Web Developers", but the same principle applies. Both will contain the Eclipse Marketplace Client and still support the mechanisms for directly working with Update Sites.
3) Yes, you can tweak the eclipse.ini if you want and embed which VM and which arguments to always use when starting. I tend to prefer writing and using a shell script with them and launching Eclipse from a terminal window, even on Windows. If "eclipse.exe" or "./eclipse" does nothing at all, make sure the executable and any .dll/.so files under the top-level "eclipse" folder are Executable by you.


Nitin Dahyabhai
Eclipse Web Tools Platform
Re: Cannot install any version newer than Juno (debian stretch) [message #1749305 is a reply to message #1749259] Mon, 05 December 2016 09:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Karolin Etterer is currently offline Karolin EttererFriend
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Registered: December 2016
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Hi Nitin.

Thank you so much for the help! It looks like the problem really was OpenJDK. I don't know why it wouldn't work or why the install didn't return any error messages. But now that I replaced OpenJDK with Oracle and avoided the installer I got a perfect Eclipse Neon! Marketplace is working, too.

Thanks again for the quick and helpful answer.

Now, there's only one problem left, though unrelated to Eclipse. Somehow the forum used my email as user name instead of the name I wanted. Gotta figure out whether I can change my user name. Otherwise I gonna have to unregister and re-register...
Re: Cannot install any version newer than Juno (debian stretch) [message #1749326 is a reply to message #1749305] Mon, 05 December 2016 15:05 Go to previous message
Eric Rizzo is currently offline Eric RizzoFriend
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Karolin Etterer wrote on Mon, 05 December 2016 09:46
HNow, there's only one problem left, though unrelated to Eclipse. Somehow the forum used my email as user name instead of the name I wanted. Gotta figure out whether I can change my user name. Otherwise I gonna have to unregister and re-register...


It's showing your name now, not email address.

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