Aggregate Installation Tips
One of the reasons I am writing this blog, is to keep “log” for myself on how I resolved issues.
In this post I will describe how I installed several basic development tools on a Fedora OS.
I want this laptop to be my workstation for out-of-work projects.
Almost everything in this post can be found elsewhere in the web.
Actually, most of what I am writing here is from other links.
However, this post is intended to aggregate several installations together.
If you’re new to Linux (or not an expert, as I am not), you can learn some basic stuff here.
How to install (yum), how to create from source code, how to setup environment variables and maybe other stuff.
First, we’ll start with how I installed Fedora.
I downloaded Fedora ISO from https://getfedora.org/en/workstation/.
It is Gnome distribution.
I then used http://www.linuxliveusb.com/ to create a self bootable USB. It’s very easy to use.
I switched to KDE by running:
sudo yum install @kde-desktop
Download the rpm package Oracle site.
Under /etc/profile.d/ , create a file (jdk_home.sh) with the following content:
I used the following link, here’d how to install JDK
After installation, you can go to /opt/idea/latest/bin and run idea.sh
Once you run it, you will be prompt to create a desktop entry.
You can create a command line launcher later on as well.
Create executable /usr/bin/eclipse
Create Desktop Launcher
See also http://www.if-not-true-then-false.com/2010/linux-install-eclipse-on-fedora-centos-red-hat-rhel/
Setting maven environment
I wanted to have the latest git client.
Using yum install did not make it, so I decided to install from source code.
I found a great blog explaining how to do it.
Note: in the compile part, he uses export to /etc/bashrc .
Don’t do it. Instead create a file under /etc/profile.d
Create an ‘sh’ file under /etc/profile.d