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Can't install eclipse [message #1714459] Thu, 12 November 2015 19:06 Go to next message
Matt Joseph is currently offline Matt JosephFriend
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Registered: November 2015
Junior Member
I've been learning on bluej for my university class but I need eclipse for the next section in java.

When I run the installer, it says java is missing.

So, I went and downloaded more version of java. no fix.

I went and downloaded both versions of the eclipse installer.

I've read to redirect the eclipse.ini but I have no idea where this is since the installer hasn't seem to put anything on my computer.

Please help.
Re: Can't install eclipse [message #1714465 is a reply to message #1714459] Thu, 12 November 2015 20:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tauno Voipio is currently offline Tauno VoipioFriend
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Registered: August 2014
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There are no details of your installation, so here are some general guidelines.

1. Clean up what you installed.

2. Go to Oracle Java pages and download Java SE Development Kit that matches you computer's bitness (32 or 64) and operating system. Follow the installation instructions on the pages.

3. Download Eclipse installer that matches the Java from point 2.

4. Use the installer to install Eclipse IDE for Java development.



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Tauno Voipio
Re: Can't install eclipse [message #1714476 is a reply to message #1714465] Thu, 12 November 2015 22:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Matt Joseph is currently offline Matt JosephFriend
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That's the thing. Nothing appeared to install at all. It just brings me to a URL telling me I don't have Java. :\ I've attempted installing both version of eclipse (that way there is no ambiguity as to a mismatch with java). But it doesn't seem to matter. How do I direct the eclipse installer to where java is?


I will try and clean up what eclipse installed, but where will I find that? I cannot find eclipse anywhere on the computer; I suspect it didn't install anything. :\
Re: Can't install eclipse [message #1714483 is a reply to message #1714476] Fri, 13 November 2015 05:15 Go to previous message
Ed Merks is currently offline Ed MerksFriend
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Matt,

The installer itself needs Java 7 to run as does the installation you're
trying to create. The native installer on Windows detects all your Java
installations. If you get redirected to install Java, then your system
doesn't not have at least Java 7 available of a bitness matching the
bitness of you installer you've downloaded. So your first step is to
install Java. If you have a 64 bit system, install the 64 bit Java 8
and use the 64 bit installer. On Windows you should not have to tell
the installer where Java is installed; all Java versions should be found
in the system registry and if there is an appropriate one (high enough
version and correct bitness), it should be used. If not, you'll be
directed where to download one that will work.


On 12/11/2015 11:39 PM, Matt Joseph wrote:
> That's the thing. Nothing appeared to install at all. It just brings
> me to a URL telling me I don't have Java. :\ I've attempted installing
> both version of eclipse (that way there is no ambiguity as to a
> mismatch with java). But it doesn't seem to matter. How do I direct
> the eclipse installer to where java is?
>
>
> I will try and clean up what eclipse installed, but where will I find
> that? I cannot find eclipse anywhere on the computer; I suspect it
> didn't install anything. :\
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