The easiest way to install Eclipse in Ubuntu is through the standard repository

Unfortunately, this install an outdated version. Currently the version 3.8.0 gets installed,
although the latest stable version is 4.2.1.

The eclipse team does have a Debian PPA as well, ppa:eclipse-team/debian-package.
Adding this PPA doesn’t change anything and the outdated will be installed.

So if you really need the latest stable version, just download it from or any mirror sites, extract the
archive and start eclipse.

Like this for instance:

That’s it!

In case of library errors….



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