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How can I install the Eclipse platform on Fedora 21?

asked 2014-12-20 18:13:15 -0500

rjusa gravatar image

I had been using Fedora 20 on an older computer and just installed F21 on a newer one. When I try to install Eclipse in the Gnome Software Center, it takes a long time (over 30 minutes), and then it says that the software could not be installed. I could try installing Eclipse using yum, but I'm not sure which command would do the exact same things as the Software Center: yum install eclipse or yum install eclipse-platform.

I don't know if it makes a difference that the first time I tried installing Eclipse, I restarted the computer in the middle of the installation. Running yum clean all after that didn't help, however.

Please advise me how I can install the Eclipse platform on Fedora 21.

Thank you.

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answered 2014-12-21 03:34:20 -0500

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You can directly download it from . The download page will direct you to Linux version of Eclipse page. Choose 32 or 64 bit, which ever your system supports. It wiil be download to downloads folder. Extract and enjoy.

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Thanks. I installed it that way and it worked.

Then I tried to install it from the SW Center again, and to my surprise, that also worked now.

rjusa gravatar imagerjusa ( 2014-12-27 12:59:48 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-12-21 08:41:46 -0500

AleksandarPn gravatar image

Go to pick specific IDE and download. chmod +x and just run.

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answered 2014-12-21 02:43:40 -0500

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I installed it with yumex - I selected the bits of Eclipse that I wanted from the list. The problem with it is the size of the project - it's huge if you include all the extra bits to support different languages and tools.

You can install the base package with yum install eclipse-platform but after that you might want to use yumex and carefully consider which extra bits you need.

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