Linux Tools Project/PluginInstallHelp

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Installing Linux Tools Project Content

This article teaches users how to set up Eclipse to download and install content provided by the Linux Tools Project. It is intended for users who are attempting to do so for the first time.

Installing Updates From the Linux Tools Update Site

The easiest way to install plug-ins and other software provided by the Linux Tools Project is to directly download and install plug-ins from the Linux Tools Update Site. This can be done through the Install New Software dialog. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Help > Install New Software... to open the Install dialog. LinuxToolsInstall.png
  2. Click the Add... button; this will display the Add Site dialog.
    LinuxToolsAddsitedialog.png
  3. Enter http://download.eclipse.org/technology/linuxtools/update in the Location: field and "Linux Tools" in the Name: field and click OK. This will add the Linux Tools Project update site to the list of available sites.
  4. The Linux Tools Project update site should now be selected in the Work with: selection box. If it is not, you can select it from the list by clicking the down arrow and locating its entry. You can simply collapse the entry for this site to view content available for installation.LinuxToolsInstall2.png
  5. To install a feature/update, check the corresponding box and click the Next button, following the wizard.

Installing Downloaded ZIP Files

You can also install plug-ins directly from downloaded ZIP files. This is useful if you wish to install plug-ins that are not readily available from the Linux Tools Update Site. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Download the ZIP file (as of 2009-08-06, our latest nightly build is available here by clicking on the date string and selecting the linuxtools-Update-incubation-<date string>.zip)
  2. Go to Help > Install New Software... to open the Install dialog.File:LinuxTools-Install.png
  3. Click the Add... button; this will display the Add Site dialog.
    File:Screenshot-LinuxTools-Addsitedialog.png
  4. Click the Archive... button; this will display the Repository archive dialog. Browse to the location of your downloaded ZIP file and click OK.
    Screenshot-repository-archive.png
  5. You will now be returned to the Add Site dialog, which now contains a link to your downloaded ZIP file. Click OK.
    LinuxTools-AddsiteZIPselected.png
  6. Your downloaded ZIP should now be available and selected in the Works with: list. You can simply collapse the entry for this ZIP file to view content available for installation. Screenshot-SoftwareUpdatesandAdd-ons ZIP.png
  7. To install a plug-in/update, check the corresponding box and click the Next button to follow the installation wizard.