Unable to run Eclipse with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Posted on 2014-03-31
Last Modified: 2014-04-01

I installed Oracle Java JDK 7 succesfully from the Terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java -y
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer

Then I used Ubuntu Software Center to install Eclipse IDE. When I double-click on Eclipse I get dependency errors.

I would like to compile and run Java programs.

See attached error message and the associated log file.

What do I need to do?

Thank you for your help.

Question by:AttilaB
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Expert Comment

by:Puspharaj Selvaraj
ID: 39968514
Post the error please
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Expert Comment

ID: 39968703
You need to install libswt-gtk of some kind. Possibly libswt-gtk-3-java

Author Comment

ID: 39969217
The error is posted in the file:  1396323039323.log
See original posting on top of this page.

But, just to make it easier, I paste it here:

java.vendor=Oracle Corporation
BootLoader constants: OS=linux, ARCH=x86_64, WS=gtk, NL=en_US
Command-line arguments:  -os linux -ws gtk -arch x86_64

!ENTRY org.eclipse.osgi 4 0 2014-03-31 20:30:41.233
!MESSAGE Application error
java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: Could not load SWT library. Reasons:
      no swt-gtk-3740 in java.library.path
      no swt-gtk in java.library.path
      Can't load library: /home/attila/.swt/lib/linux/x86_64/
      Can't load library: /home/attila/.swt/lib/linux/x86_64/

I already have libswt-gtk-3-jni_3.7.2-2_i386.deb installed.

This is a 64-bit AMD laptop. Is this the right package for a 64-bit laptop?

Installed PackageStandard widget toolkit (is installed, see screenshot.
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by:Sharon Seth
ID: 39969272
Why don't you set what it is complaining . Elsewhere , I found that this works:
Add this line
in  /etc/eclipse.ini
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Expert Comment

ID: 39969520
Yes, if it's installed, that's the correct place. It's currently looking in the wrong place
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Accepted Solution

gheist earned 500 total points
ID: 39969931
Eclipse packaged wth ubuntu expects openjdk packages with ubuntu.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 39971022
Yes, this is it. If I install a version of Eclipse INTENDED for Oracle Java, it will just work.

Based on your statement I found this, and the install fully worked, and I could run Eclipse:
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Expert Comment

ID: 39971355
You can run eclipse jar file with any JVM, but one in ubuntu package is pre-configured to use system JDK/JRE

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