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Eclipse Galileo in Ubuntu Karmic

Whoohoo – upgraded to Karmic (ubuntu 9.10 (pronouced nine point ten not, one), and I can get the latest eclipse (3.51) by doing a:

sudo apt-get install eclipse

But what about all those eclipse plugins I hear you say – has anybody gone to the trouble of packaging them?

Thanks to Yogarine you can now do this:

Here’s the line to add to your software sources list:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/yogarine/eclipse/ubuntu karmic main

And then run the following on the terminal to add my gpg key:
wget http://www2.yogarine.com/eclipse-ppa.key -O- | sudo apt-key add - && sudo apt-get update

Update: Now according to Zoresvit in #1 below – it’s as easy as:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yogarine/eclipse/ubuntu

Now you can install the Eclipse plugins like you would any other application in Ubuntu, e.g.:
sudo apt-get install eclipse-pdt eclipse-subclipse

And hey presto you have an IDE that can develop drupal modules without too much hassle.

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  1. Zoresvit
    November 18, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    It is much more easier to import ppa repositories in karmic, since they have a separate command for that: add-apt-repository adds the repostitory and imports the key automatically.

  2. November 19, 2009 at 11:16 am

    Thanks I have updated my post

  3. Darren
    November 20, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    Quick question: does this suffer from the same problems as other non-Ubuntu packaging of eclipse–mouse clicks do trigger button events–or are these all the properly repaired versions?

  4. November 20, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    And there I was thinking I was going mad when clicking ‘Create Project’ wasn’t working. There is a fix at http://blog.export.be/2009/10/fixing-eclipse-for-ubuntu-karmic-koala-9-10/ and this seems to be in the Karmic /usr/bin/eclipse, but I stupidly had another local bash script launching eclipse (hangover from trying to get subclipse to work with 9.04 svn). Anyway once I launched eclipse with the Karmic script (/usr/bin/eclipse or Applications>Programming>Eclipse) all buttons worked.

    Short answer: Yes

  1. November 20, 2009 at 10:46 am
  2. November 20, 2009 at 10:13 pm

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