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Re: How to install Eclipse 3.5 on Debian 5 (lenny) stable release ?

Hi Mat,

     Thanks for your suggestion.

     I have downloaded the "eclipse_3.4.1-1_i386.deb" file from the link you provided. I am now finding information on installing this eclipse 3.4 using "dpkg".

     However, one point I want to be clear in advance is that would the eclipse 3.4 installation using "dpkg" replaces / corrupts my old eclipse 3.2 installation. Moreover, the eclipse 3.4 ".deb" file has just 120KB size. Is that reasonable with such a big application ?

     Thanks for any suggestion.


On Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 12:59 PM, Mathias <m9236@abc.se> wrote:
On Sun, 10 Jan 2010, Tsang Kim Wai wrote:

Hi All,

     I am a newbie in Debian and have just installed Debian 5 (lenny) stable
release. I have used "apt-get install eclipse" to install a version of
eclipse into my system and that version runs well.

     However, later I find that the installed version of eclipse is 3.2 and
I would like to install the current eclipse release 3.5 as an alternative of
eclipse 3.2.

     I find that eclipse 3.5 Linux version
(eclipse-jee-galileo-SR1-linux-gtk.tar.gz) could be downloaded from the
eclipse site but I do not know how to install it into Debian to make it
co-exist with the older eclipse 3.2.

I see that version 3.4.11 is in sid/unstable:

I guess that could be installed, without too much effort, it has a few
dependencies though. I was hoping to find 3.5 in experimental, but no such
luck. A tar.gz archive like the one you mention above is not that hard to
install either, it's not not as easy as just using apt-get or dpkg. I guess
you could unpack it (tar -zxcf) in /usr/local somewhere and try. That can't damaged anything. :)


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