This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of IntelliJ IDEA on a Debian 10 (Buster) server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 10 (Buster).
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install IntelliJ IDEA on Debian 10 Buster
Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal:
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing Snappy Package Manager.
Install the snap package manager using the
sudo apt install snapd
Step 3. Installing IntelliJ IDEA on Debian 10.
Run the following command to install the IntelliJ IDEA community edition:
sudo snap install intellij-idea-community --classic
Once successfully downloading and installing the package you will get the following output:
intellij-idea-community 2020.4 from jetbrains* installed
Step 3. Starting IntelliJ IDEA.
Start IntelliJ IDEA from Activities » Search for IntelliJ IDEA.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed IntelliJ IDEA. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing IntelliJ IDEA JetBrains on your Debian 10 Buster system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official IntelliJ IDEA website.