I just installed eclipse from the official arch repo and have this error

JVM terminated, Exit code=1

I need it for the C debugger, any idea how to fix this ?

java -version
java version "1.7.0_111"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea 2.6.7) (Arch Linux build 7.u111_2.6.7-1-x86_64)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.111-b01, mixed mode)

Since you are using Arch linux, you have to first install jdk8-openjdk:

pacman -S jdk8-openjdk

and then set the default java version to java 8:

archlinux-java set java-8-openjdk/jre

Java version 1.8 is needed to run the latest Eclipse, it even says so in the error message you posted: -Dosgi.requiredJavaVersion=1.8. You have version 1.7. Is there some reason why you can't upgrade to OpenJDK 8?

  • No I just thought everything was taken care of by the dependency system and I had no clue what part of the java system had to be changed, I know nothing about java haha – ChiseledAbs Feb 12 '17 at 10:35

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