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Getting Eclipse to Work on Ubuntu

by bijayrungta on Nov.05, 2007, under Development, LAMP, PDT, eclipse

Getting Eclipse to wiork on Ubuntu for all my Development Work proved
to be very tricky.
There are issues related to permission compatibility and what not.

Here is what worked for me.
After installing and uninstalling Eclipse and deleting the Workspace
for quite a few times, I first removed all the Packages with the
search term eclipse from the Synaptic Package Manager (Top Bar ->
System Menu -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager)

Then I used the steps as explained in the iteratively documented
tutorial at Ubuntuforum in the following url

After doing this, the first time I run the Editor from the terminal
with the following command
rungss@rungss-ubuntu: eclipse -clean

then I included the following Update sites
name=”Subclipse Subversion Plugin”
name=”The Eclipse 3.3 Project Updates”
name=”Europa Discovery Site” url=”
name=”PDT Updates” url=”
name=”Web Tools Platform (WTP) Updates”

By default there were two sites

name=”The Eclipse Project Updates” url=”
name=”Callisto Discovery Site”

Here is the link of Update Site Bookmarks which you can import through
the Eclipse Update manager.

Note: be careful with the ending /(slash) for the site urls enter them
as is in the above list. Its strange that for some sites the end “/”
is valid while not for others.

Then I searched for Updates..

Upon the listing of all available features I selected a few based on
my preferences. The following is the list of them

    * Subclipse Plugin from Subclipse Update site
    * PDT features and PDT SDK features from the PDT Update Site
    * Eclipse 3.3 from the Eclipse 3.3 Project Update Site.(I like the
view in 3.3 where you can minimize all panels and view any one of them
as you wish irrespective of the Perspective you are viewing the
    * WTP from Europa Site and some other CVS related features.

While selecting these features I clicked on the Select Required button
when I saw any error for incompatibility in selected features.

Next I signed the Agreements and when Saving them I selected the
folder “/usr/local/lib/eclipse” to install features where it was in
any other Directory than the base installation location (Basically
wherever it permitted to do so.)
This is done so that other users can also use them. Advise taken from
the article at

That is all This seems to work for me.
Here are the various webpages that I reviewed many a times during the
whole process

PS: The strategy to install plugins in the directory
/usr/local/lib/eclipse again had some problems. Was getting an error
message saying conflict entries..
I guess what happened is some of the files(a part of some plugin was
exisitng in both the directory usr/lib/eclipse and
usr/local/lib/eclipse) or may be because i installed Eclipse 3.3 on
Eclipse 3.2 I have started the Eclipse 3.3 updation right now and wil
realize if thats what the problem was in some time. Will update the

So I had to uninstall the Eclipse again and then I reinstalled. But to
my Surprise I got the same error again(Conflict..)
I later realized that this was because when I installed it after
uninstalling it… It was basically installed from the cache on the
Local Computer..

So I run the following command to first clear the cache

apt-get clean

Thanks to teh article at

And then I reinstalled eclipse with the following the steps at the Page

Lets see how it goes now…
:Development, eclipse, LAMP, PDT, Subclipse, Tutorial, Ubuntu, WST

Edit this entry?
3 comments to “Getting Eclipse to Work on Ubuntu”

      January 27th, 2008 on 11:48 am edit

      but isn’t the eclipse package in repository version 3.2?? or
after applying updates from the mentioned update sites the eclipse can
be upgraded to 3.3?
      Bijay Rungta
      February 4th, 2008 on 9:47 pm edit

      Thanks for the visit.
      Yes It can be upgraded
      February 18th, 2008 on 12:02 pm edit

      if i am not mistaken, you can actually run eclipse as root to
install the upgrades so that other users can use the extra stuff

== Till Here======================

But, later I used them without Problem....


On 4/17/09, Daniel Hahler <email address hidden> wrote:
> Ralph, are you working on this?
> Do you have a plan/idea how this should get fixed?
> --
> "Could not create /usr/local/lib/eclipse/.eclipseextension" on startup
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