Two ways to Install Eclipse IDE in AlmaLinux & Rocky Linux 8

Eclipse is an integrated development environment (IDE) for a variety of programming and metalanguages. Originally it was for the object-oriented programming language Java and gradually expanded to include other languages ​​such as HTML, CSS, or PHP. It is available for systems regardless of platform. These include variants for Linux, macOS, FreeBSD, Solaris, and Windows. Here we will learn the steps to install Eclipse IDE on AlmaLinux or Rocky Linux 8.

One of the core concepts of Eclipse is its modular architecture. It allows features to be added and removed. These features are provided in the form of components – called “plug-ins” or “bundles” in Eclipse.

If you remove the components of the Java Development Tools (JDT), a powerful IDE framework remains, which, however, is pretty much useless. The full potential will be realized when support for other languages ​​is added as a new component. One example is the C / C ++ Developer Tools (CDT), which is in a head-to-head race with Visual Studio for the most popular IDE for C. Further support is available for PHP (PDT), Fortran, and the Dynamic Languages ​​Toolkit (DLTK) for languages ​​such as Ruby, JavaScript, or Python.

The Eclipse Foundation offers numerous pre-configured IDE packages ready for download. Thanks to the plug-in concept, your own IDE can also be adapted to individual requirements and thus support Java and C at the same time, for example.


Step to Install Eclipse IDE in AlmaLinux and Rocky Linux 8

#Ist Method:

1. Run system update

Although it is not necessary, still to make sure everything is up to date including repository run it once-

sudo dnf update


2. Download Eclipse IDE Linux setup

Go to the official website of  Eclipse IDE and visit the download page. Click on the Download button to get the Tarball file of the software platform.


3. Extract archive file

As most of the files we download from the browser go to the Downloads directory, so first switch to that:

cd Downloads

Now, Extract the Eclipse Tar file:

tar -xvf eclipse-inst-linux64.tar.gz
cd eclipse-installer/
sudo ./eclipse-inst

Install Eclipse AlmaLinux or Rocky 8


4. Install the Eclipse IDE for any given programming language

There are several packages are given to install on Eclipse to start with the language in which you want to start developing your application. Select that and click on the Install button.

Select the Eclipse IDE for JAva or C or web

Install IDE for Development


#2nd Method:

5. Install Eclipse on AlmaLinux using SNAP

Apart from installing this Integrated development environment using its binary file, we can use another way that is via SNAPD. Here are the commands to follow:

sudo yum install epel-release
sudo dnf install snapd
sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket
sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap

Log out and Log in again.

sudo snap install eclipse --classic



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