Manually installing Java6 on Ubuntu 10.10 and Eclipse Helios

admin 02/04/2011

That is quite easy as usual

1) Install Java JDK

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sun-java-community-team/sun-java6
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-bin sun-java6-jdk

2) Download Eclipse Helios
Select the package that fits best your purpose from

3) Uncompress the eclipse inside your home folder “/home/[user]/” by simply double clicking the eclipse-[…]-tar.gz then dragging and dropping the “eclipse” folder into your home folder

4) Create a launcher in the desktop
– Right click the desktop area and select “Create Launcher…”
– In the field “Name” add “Eclipse:
– In the field “Command” add “/home/[user]/eclipse/eclipse”
– Change the icon by clicking the left-top icon button then selecting the file “/home/[user]/eclipse/icon.xpm”

5) Double click the eclipse icon in your desktop and select your new workspace

You should be good to go!

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  • Leo
    June 5, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Man I have a serious error..
    I am getting this
    JVM terminated. Exit code=13
    -jar /home/elnio/Desktop/eclipse//plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher_1.1.1.R36x_v20101122_1400.jar
    -os linux
    -ws gtk
    -arch x86
    -launcher /home/elnio/Desktop/eclipse/eclipse
    -name Eclipse
    –launcher.library /home/elnio/Desktop/eclipse//plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.gtk.linux.x86_1.1.2.R36x_v20101019_1345/
    -startup /home/elnio/Desktop/eclipse//plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher_1.1.1.R36x_v20101122_1400.jar
    -exitdata 2b8010
    -vm /usr/bin/java
    -jar /home/elnio/Desktop/eclipse//plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher_1.1.1.R36x_v20101122_1400.jar

    please help asap cause I have a proj to make

  • January 21, 2012 at 6:11 am

    NO just no!!! You are correct. I’m sure you are using the correct JVM version. Thanks and carry on… 🙂


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