Ubuntu – Install Eclipse CDT on ubuntu 12.04


I'm trying to add the CDT to an existing Eclipse JDT installation.

I'm following the process below:

  1. Open Eclipse
  2. Help->Install New Software
  3. I click the Add button
  4. I enter CDT as name and the link http://download.eclipse.org/tools/cdt/releases/juno as location for the repositories. (btw the same error occurs if I try adding a local archive after downloading it from the eclipse site – CDT master)
  5. I select both CDT MAIN and CDT OPTIONAL features with a check-box to be installed and press next

In the next window I'm then prompted with the following error:

Cannot complete the install because one or more required items could
not be found. Software being installed: C/C++ Remote Launch (org.eclipse.cdt.launch.remote.feature.group Missing requirement: C/C++ Remote Debug Launcher (org.eclipse.cdt.launch.remote requires 'bundle org.eclipse.rse.ui [3.0.0,4.0.0)' but it could not be
found Cannot satisfy dependency:
From: C/C++ Remote Launch (org.eclipse.cdt.launch.remote.feature.group
To: org.eclipse.cdt.launch.remote []

The weird thing is that if I just select the CDT MAIN features installation in the previous screen all goes fine and I am asked to accept the terms of license before installation actually takes place.

So I have 2 questions:

  1. Any idea of what could solve the problem?
  2. Do you believe it's important to install the CDT OPTIONAL features for standard programming and debugging?

Best Answer

to solve the problem of installing eclipse with cdt c/c++ plugins, simply do the following at terminal:

apt-get install eclipse eclipse-cdt eclipse-jdt # don't include eclipse if you have it already

after a successful install, do the following at terminal; pls back-up workspace:

rm -rf ~/.eclipse  
rm -rf ~/workspace  
eclipse -clean &