I am running Ubuntu Hardy (8.04) together with Eclipse 3.3.1 and PDT 1.0.3 and wanted to upgrade to the latest Eclipse and PDT — that is Eclipse 3.4 and PDT 2.0. The easiest way I have found after lots of struggling is as follows:
- Download the All-in-one PDT package from here. Here is the full link http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/download.php?file=/tools/pdt/downloads/drops/2.0.0/R200812290607/pdt-all-in-one-linux-gtk-2.0.0GA.tar.gz
- Change to the directory where your existing Eclipse install is. In my case this is at ~/installs. Do not change into the eclipse directory.
- Then extract the file you downloaded as follows:
tar --overwrite -xvzf /home/mariusb/data\ files/downloads/software/eclipse/pdt-all-in-one-linux-gtk-2.0.0GA.tar.gz
The above must be all in one line.
Change the /home/mariusb/data\ files/downloads/software/eclipse/ to where you downloaded the file to on your workstation.
That is it. You should now have the latest Eclipse and PDT.