- Install the version of eclipse that comes with Ubuntu repo (for 12.04 its eclipse 3.8)
- Then follow the below steps to update that version with the latest eclipse. After that, when you click on the original Eclipse icon it will launch the updated eclipse.
- Note: We will need to redo the steps every time we want to update eclipse installation.
$ eclipse-SDK- -linux-gtk.tar.gz $ usr lib eclipse usr lib eclipse-old $ eclipse usr lib