installing eclipse 3.6 on ubuntu 10.10?

scott redhowlingwolves at
Sun Mar 27 19:16:24 UTC 2011

On 03/27/2011 12:14 PM, Amedee Van Gasse wrote:
> On Sun, March 27, 2011 16:27, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>> if i get ambitious, i *could* install eclipse 3.6 independently from
>> the release tarballs but that's messier than i really want to get.
> Eclipse is one of those very few programs where I don't bother with the
> "proper" Debian/Ubuntu way of installing software. Neither should you.
> I just download the .tar.gz, extract to /home/amedee/eclipse, and start it
> with /home/amedee/bin/eclipse, which is a 3 line shell script:
> #!/bin/bash
> /home/amedee/eclipse/eclipse
> UBUNTU_MENUPROXY is needed because of bug 613119:
> otherwise
> Eclipse's menu won't work in Unity.
I installed it from source, also and just created a launcher from the 
desktop with /home/scott/eclipse/eclipse. Works fine as is. I'm on 
10.10, so don't have to worry about Unity.

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