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How To Install IntelliJ IDEA on Rocky Linux 9

Install IntelliJ IDEA on Rocky Linux 9

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install IntelliJ IDEA on Rocky Linux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, IntelliJ IDEA is an open-source Integrated Development Environment(IDE) used for developing Java applications. It is developed by JetBrains and is available in two editions, Community and Ultimate. IntelliJ IDEA has built-in support for Java, Kotlin, Groovy, and XML/XSL languages. You can also install plugins to support other languages such as Go, Python, Perl, Erlang, etc.

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 the step-by-step installation of IntelliJ IDEA on Rocky Linux. 9.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Rocky Linux 9.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or 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 Rocky Linux 9

Step 1. The first step is to update your system to the latest version of the package list. To do so, run the following commands:

sudo dnf check-update
sudo dnf install dnf-utils epel-release

Step 2. Installing IntelliJ IDEA on Rocky Linux 9.

By default, IntelliJ IDEA is not available on Rocky Linux 9 base repository. So you will need to install Snapcraft on the system. If the Snapd package manager is not already installed then you can install it by running the following command below:

sudo dnf install snapd
sudo snap install core

To install IntelliJ IDEA, simply use the following command:

# Ultimate Version #
sudo snap install intellij-idea-ultimate --classic

# Community Edition #
sudo snap install intellij-idea-community --classic

# Educational Edition #
sudo snap install intellij-idea-educational --classic

The installation will take some time to complete. After installing IntelliJ IDEA, verify the installation using the below command:

sudo snap list intellij-idea-community

Step 3. Accessing IntelliJ IDEA on Rocky Linux 9.

Once the installation is completed, open the IntelliJ IDEA on your system by using the application search bar. Click on ‘Activities’ and then type ‘IntelliJ IDEA’ in the application search box or by executing the following command:


Congratulations! You have successfully installed IntelliJ IDEA. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing IntelliJ IDEA on your Rocky Linux 9 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Jetbrains website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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