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Eclipse installation for C/C++ (Debian, repository)

Eclipse installation for C/C++ (Debian, repository)
Author: Stefán Örvar Sigmundsson
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Written in: English (United Kingdom)

Eclipse is a cross-platform, free and open-source integrated development environment (IDE). This article will demonstrate how to install Eclipse along with its C/C++ development tools (CDT) plugin, the GNU C compiler (GCC), the GNU C++ compiler (G++) and the GNU Debugger (GDB) on Debian or its derivatives such as Ubuntu and Linux Mint.


Eclipse can be installed from the official Debian repository using APT:

root@computer:~# apt --assume-yes install eclipse eclipse-cdt g++ g++-multilib gcc gcc-multilib gdb

After the installation is completed Eclipse can be started from the terminal via a binary called eclipse located in the /usr/bin directory.

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