|Re: noob trying to set up C++ IDE [message #857751 is a reply to message #855335]
||Thu, 26 April 2012 20:47
| ed ziffel
Registered: April 2012
Thank you for your response,|
Did some more homework and found on the Eclipse site some answers.
1 The Eclipse versions that come with the Linux installs typically don't work. The cure is to uninstall it and use one of the downloads from the Eclipse site.
2 You don't need an RPM, a PPD or a DEB. And although the download is a tar.gz, you don't have to compile it. All you need to do is download the install version, unzip it and cut and paste it into into a directory of your choice, make a link to the executable and you are home free (assuming you chose a directory you have permissions in). After that all is wonderful and works well.
It is mind numbing to know which software set to install using the Eclipse installer. Got a bunch of conflict errors. Used trial and error to sort it out, with the downside being, I really don't know what I've loaded. This is not a big deal since the install, uninstall is very easy, so can wipe it out and start over once I figure out what I'm doing.
Speaking of knowing what I'm doing, have opted for VIM and command line execution for learning C++ at the moment. Thinking that it is important to be able to understand things on a base level. Can't see how the wheels turn using Eclipse at the moment. Maybe after using it a while it will become clearer. My feeling is that once the command line is mastered, then it won't matter if all is not transparent to the point of being a + in favor of Eclipse.
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