I was tring to install eclipse on ubuntu. What I did: I unzipped the tar archive of eclipse. I tried to start eclipse from the command line – like this – ./eclipse. It works. But then I tried to create a desktop icon with:
gnome-desktop-item-edit ~/Desktop --create-new. In a new icon I showed the path to the eclipse executable which I could launch from the command line. But then eclipse does not start stating:
A Java Runtime Environment (JRE) or Java Development Kit (JDK) must be available in order to run Eclipse. No Java virtual machine was found after searching the following locations: /home/artem/eclipse/jre/bin/java java in your current PATH
The same message appears if I try to launch eclipse by double-clicking its original launcher. So it starts from the terminal but not from the desktop (it does not start when double-clicked)
And also I get a message in the terminal (at some stage it appeared):
(gnome-desktop-item-edit:8998): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to store changes into `/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel', but failed: Failed to create file '/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel.DSV8LW': No such file or directory
I am using Ubuntu 12.04 x32 and eclipse Juno.
PS. PATH variable points at jdk/bin and JAVA_HOME – to the jdk folder
PSS. I actually set the environment variables through .bashrc file(JAVA_HOME and PATH)
paste following code into the file:
Be sure to replace "/home/path/to/eclipse/" with your path to your eclipse installation folder.
Save the file
Make the file executable and copy it whereever you want an eclipse starter.