# eclipse installation confusion

Followed the IDE page wiki.ros.org/IDEs#Installing_Eclipse trying to install Eclipse to make it ROS-centric.

I'm a litle bit confused by a number of things.

The author/s dont think its a good idea to install Eclipse using apt-get, what is the reason ? [(I watched a Youtube video on the subjec where the presenter did use apt-get to install Eclipse Title: How to use Eclipse with ROS[ENG] www.youtube.com/watch?v=grlBIimWXgU

I'm trying to follow chapter "2.2 Catkin-y approach"

What do the following command do ?:

   catkin_make --force-cmake -G"Eclipse CDT4 - Unix Makefiles"


does it change anything in Eclipse or is it changing something in the ROS-environment ?

and where am I supposed to be (in which directory) when running the above command (catkin_make) ?
in the directory where I installed Eclipse or in the ROS workspace ? or am I supposed to install Eclipse in the ROS workspace ?

                 Regards
Confused ROSnewbie
also with a to low "karma" to publish links... Its not my day apparently.

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