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Question:

HOW do I install and run Eclipse Oxygen for Linux 32 on Raspberry Pi?

Problem / Setup Description:

I am unable to run an application Eclipse which runs just fine on Unbutu 32 bit OS.

My process follows these steps:

  1. On Ubuntu 32 bit OS I access vendor’s site and “download” Eclipse Oxygen package for Linux 32 bits.

  2. Setup folder “Oxygen_32”, in dedicated partition on my HDD.

  3. Setup folder “Eclipse_Oxygen” as subfolder in folder “Oxygen_32”

  4. Copy downloaded file from Ubuntu “Download “ folder to “Eclipse_Oxygen” folder.

  5. Extract downloaded file to “Eclipse_Oxygen”.

  6. Right click on “eclipse” file in “Eclipse_Oxygen”.

  7. Get pop-up menu whose first option is “Run”.

  8. Selecting “Run” will activate Eclipse Oxygen software and I can build and run simple C++ “Hello world” application.

  9. On Raspberry 32 bit OS I access vendors site and “download” Eclipse Oxygen package for Linux 32 bits.

  10. Setup folder “Oxygen_32”, in dedicated partition on my working USB drive.

  11. Setup folder “Eclipse_Oxygen” as subfolder in folder “Oxygen_32”

  12. Copy downloaded file from Ubuntu “Download “ folder to “Eclipse_Oxygen” folder.

  13. Extract downloaded file to “Eclipse_Oxygen”.

  14. Right click on “eclipse” file in “Eclipse_Oxygen” and get a pop-up menu whose first option is “Open” and the second option is “Eclipse”. Selecting “Open” will bring up a dialog indicating that I am attempting to run an executable file and give me an option to do that.

  15. After selecting yes, execute..., there is no feedback from the OS and NOTHING indicating that the Eclipse app is being activated.

  16. Selecting “Eclipse” activates “Eclipse 3.8” and NOT the Eclipse Oxygen version I am after.

PS

The command line apt-get install eclipse or apt-get install eclipse-cdt will ALWAYS install Eclipse 3.8.

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    This is a site for professionals, not Reddit. There's no reason for the aggressive paragraph towards the end. That said, until a package maintainer updates the Eclipse package, it will remain at 3.8. How long have you waited for eclipse to start? Eclipse is notoriously slow on the RPi, so you may have not been patient enough. – Ficertyn Jul 28 '17 at 15:58
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The eclipse binary file you downloaded is for an x86 architecture. As such, it is totally incompatible with the RPi's ARM processor. If you want to run the latest version of Eclipse, you'll need to download the source code and compile it yourself.

  • It is a same source - Linux 32 bits dowload which is working on Ubuntu OS ARM hardware , not x86. – Jan Hus Jul 28 '17 at 17:05
  • @JanHus: I don't see any downloads on the Eclipse website that lists support for ARM hardware. Where exactly did you find it? – Jacobm001 Jul 28 '17 at 17:07
  • Intel® Celeron(R) CPU J1900 @ 1.99GHz × 4 VERY SORRY , edit alligator got me. You are the man! – Jan Hus Jul 28 '17 at 17:12
  • @JanHus: You realize that a Celeron processor is an x86 architecture, correct? – Jacobm001 Jul 28 '17 at 17:13
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    If ever you're not sure what arch a binary is for, you can use file on it. file says that eclipse-inst is for Intel 80386, which is the 32-bit x86. – Hydraxan14 Jul 28 '17 at 18:08

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