Installing Java and Eclipse IDE on a Chromebook

Install the prerequesites … java and wget
apt install default-jdk default-jre wget

Download the Eclipse IDE source code
sudo wget http://mirror.math.princeton.edu/pub/eclipse//technology/epp/downloads/release/2018-12/R/eclipse-java-2018-12-R-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz

Once downloaded, extract to the /opt/ dir
tar xzf eclipse-java-2018-12-R-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz -C /opt/

To start the Eclipse IDE run:
/opt/eclipse/eclipse

2 thoughts on “Installing Java and Eclipse IDE on a Chromebook

    1. What error(s) does it give? If you’re getting permission denied, just put sudo in front of the tar command. Unexpected end of file? Then it could mean the file was not downloaded fully.

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