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How To Install Eclipse IDE on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, you’ll cover the installation of Eclipse IDE on Ubuntu 20.04. Eclipse IDE is an Integrated Development Environment mostly used for the purpose of programming in Java applications. It provides the most reliable,fast and secure way for programmers to develop their applications by using Eclipse IDE. So, we’ll cover that how to install Eclipse IDE on Ubuntu 20.04. Just follow the below steps for an easy installation.


You’ll be required to have the following prerequisites before going to install Eclipse IDE on Ubuntu 20.04.

Step 1: Update Your System

Type the given command in your terminal to fetch the latest updates on Ubuntu 20.04.

sabi@Ubuntu:~$ sudo apt update
Hit:1 https://dl.yarnpkg.com/debian stable InRelease
Hit:2 http://ppa.launchpad.net/linuxuprising/java/ubuntu focal InRelease
Get:3 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-security InRelease [107 kB]
Hit:4 http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal InRelease
Get:5 http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates InRelease [106 kB]
Hit:6 http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-backports InRelease
Hit:7 https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/vscode stable InRelease
Fetched 213 kB in 5s (38.8 kB/s)
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
All packages are up to date.

Step 2: Install Java on Ubuntu 20.04

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Make sure you’ve installed Java on your Ubuntu 20.04 system. If you don’t know how to install Java visit the below link.

How To Install Java On Ubuntu 20.04

Step 2: Install Eclipse IDE on Ubuntu 20.04

Simply fire the below command to get the Eclipse package installed on your Ubuntu system with the help of snap.

sudo snap install eclipse --classic


sabi@Ubuntu:~$ sudo snap install eclipse --classic
eclipse 2019-12 from Snapcrafters installed

Step 3: Start Eclipse IDE on Ubuntu 20.04

Navigate to the Activities and then search for Eclipse. You’ll see the Eclipse installed, click on it to start the eclipse.

How To Install Eclipse IDE on Ubuntu 20.04

On start up, eclipse will ask you to provide the storage path or work-space path where you want to save the files for your applications you develop. You can also make this default by checking the radio box. After it click on the Launch button to start the Eclipse IDE on Ubuntu 20.04.

How To Install Eclipse IDE on Ubuntu 20.04

Here’s the welcome screen you can see guidelines, tutorials, samples and much more about eclipse if you are new to eclipse. And at the bottom side unchecked the “Always show welcome at start up” box to prevent seeing the welcome screen every time.

How To Install Eclipse IDE on Ubuntu 20.04

So, this is how you can install Eclipse IDE on Ubuntu 20.04

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