May 28, 2009

Install eclipse without gcj under debian/ubuntu

If you try to install eclipse using apt-get install eclipse it will install eclipse with gcj support that is soooo slow.

If you want to install only eclipse without gcj you can use apt-get --no-install-recommends install eclipse and maybe edit the file /etc/eclipse/java_home to change the search order of JAVA_HOME

Obliviously you need to have a valid java installed. I suggest sun-java6-jdk since it’s the faster one.