installing eclipse c/c++

Asked by ganesh

I am a new user for ubuntu. I want to install and run c/cpp programs. I downloaded eclipse C/C++ ganymede from It contains an eclipse.exe, According to my knowledge, .exe's do not run on linux, I tried to install by running that exe, and according to my expectations, it doesn't work. And I do not know the steps for installing s/w and compiling programs. Please send Me complete steps for Installation, and for compiling programs.

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Gord Allott (gordallott) said :

you don't need to compile programs or goto strange websites to install software on linux, you use the synaptic package manager (system -> administration -> synaptic package manager) or the add/remove programs application in the applications menu. you can find a guide on installing software this way here:

for your specific case you need to install the 'eclipse' package (which installs eclipse) and the 'eclipse-cdt' package, which installs the C/C++ development tools for eclipse

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