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Installing latest version of Eclipse [message #1771902] Thu, 31 August 2017 20:39 Go to next message
Drew Litkowiak is currently offline Drew LitkowiakFriend
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I am currently running Crouton on a Chromebook and I now have eclipse installed by using the apt command. However, it is only giving me version 3.8.1. I have a 32 bit CB5-311 Chromebook and would like to know if it is even possible to have a better version of Eclipse. Thanks.
Re: Installing latest version of Eclipse [message #1771911 is a reply to message #1771902] Fri, 01 September 2017 03:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ed Merks is currently offline Ed MerksFriend
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The normal way to install the latest released version is to get it from which is currently Oxygen. You can either download and run the 32 bit installer or download an unpack a 32 bit package from
Re: Installing latest version of Eclipse [message #1771912 is a reply to message #1771911] Fri, 01 September 2017 03:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Nitin Dahyabhai is currently offline Nitin DahyabhaiFriend
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Except doesn't build for ARM. I'm afraid OP either would have to build it themself or try and get their distribution to stop shipping a 5 year old release that's been superseded at least 5 times.

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Re: Installing latest version of Eclipse [message #1772208 is a reply to message #1771912] Wed, 06 September 2017 15:41 Go to previous message
Andres Fava is currently offline Andres FavaFriend
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Can you install from the official installer? i understand this is one of the proper ways to install eclipse, using their own installer.
1- download the installer:
2- decompress it example: tar xf installername.tar.gz
3- cd to its directory: cd eclipse-installer
4- run it WITHOUT sudo, i understand it can be runned with sudo but then you will need to run as administrator always: ./eclipse-inst
5- the installer will open and show a yellow ! on the right hand corner or on the sandwich menu botton. Its there because its telling you to upgrade. do that.
6- close after upgrade.
7- install normally following the instructions of the official installer. With or without sudo, your choice. Again its not necessary to install or run as administrator: ./eclipse-inst
8- keep calm and follow instructions.

if you run as administrator remember to keep using the /opt/ folder instead of your home or root folder. sudo should only be used for multiple users, probably not your case.

9- finally you will need to create a link to your program, why this is not already included no one knows.

This process will install the latest Eclipse on your system.
hope this helps you with your install.
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