Place the installation to a common area (
$ sudo mkdir /opt/eclipse $ sudo mv /home/USERNAME_HIDDEN/eclipse/java-neon/ /opt/eclipse/
make a common link to the eclipse program to
$ sudo ln -s /opt/eclipse/eclipse /usr/local/bin/eclipse
Test running eclipse from the commandline.. Type this without a path:
If it doesn’t work the exec program might be at:
Fix this by removing the previous link and linking the exec with:
$ sudo rm /usr/local/bin/eclipse $ sudo ln -s /opt/eclipse/eclipse/eclipse /usr/local/bin/eclipse
When you can bring up Eclipse from the commandline, you can make a desktop entry by creating a desktop program with.
Create the GUI Launcher
$ gedit /home/USERNAME_HIDDEN/.local/share/applications/eclipse.desktop
copy and paste this into the editor then save it:
[Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Terminal=false Name=Eclipse Exec=/usr/local/bin/eclipse Comment=Eclipse Integrated Development Environment Icon=/opt/eclipse/eclipse/icon.xpm Categories=programing;IDE;utility
Now eclipse should appear in your Ubuntu Launcher search button.