Install Eclipse CDT

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In order to install the Eclipse CDT in the latest edition go to [] and look for the C/C++ development package. Depending on the Centos you're running you need to choose either the 32 bit or the 64 bit version for Linux.

To determine which version you need issue:

$ uname -p

expect something like this:


for a 64 bit machine.

In order to install the downloaded package first move it to /opt, then issue:

$ tar zxvf eclipse<package-name>

to unpack the package.

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