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Can't install Eclipse on Ubuntu [message #1805408] Sun, 14 April 2019 09:50 Go to next message
Gabe Nope is currently offline Gabe NopeFriend
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Registered: April 2019
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Hey Guys

I'm trying to install Eclipse on Pop_OS!, which is a distribution that is built on Ubuntu (Or Debian, to be exact). But unfortunately, I'm getting different errors, depending on how I try to install it.

1. Option: Pop_OS! Package installer. The installation does run through, but after the first startup I get the following error message:
The configuration area at '/home/gabe/.eclipse/org.eclipse.platform_3.8_155965261/configuration' could not be created. Please choose a writable location using the '-configuration' command line option.

I did change my ownership on my home folder, but this also didn't work. The Folder itself hasn't been created yet.

2. Option: Installing it manually with the Tar-File from the website. When I start the installer I get the 2 Error Messages:
and another error message which I can't show you directly, because the page doesn't allow me to:
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What can I do to solve this issue?

THanks for your help.
Re: Can't install Eclipse on Ubuntu [message #1805410 is a reply to message #1805408] Sun, 14 April 2019 15:40 Go to previous message
Ed Merks is currently offline Ed MerksFriend
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Registered: July 2009
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I wonder what version of Java you have in /user/bin/java?

You're issue sounds a bit like this:

Also like this:

You should make sure you have at least Java 8 installed and it should be a 64 bit version. This Java should be what's on your PATH. I.e., if you enter "which java" it should be a 64 bit Java 8; the installer will use what's on your PATH and will create an installation that uses this version of Java.
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