How To Install PyCharm on AlmaLinux 8

Install PyCharm on AlmaLinux 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install PyCharm on AlmaLinux 8. For those of you who didn’t know, PyCharm is an integrated development platform used for programming purposes for Python language. It is an interesting alternative with a wide range of Python functions that support beginners, however, even experienced web developers can use it for efficient troubleshooting to carry out targeted fine-tuning. PyCharm is compatible with macOS, Windows, and Linux systems.

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 PyCharm IDE on an AlmaLinux 8. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: AlmaLinux 8, CentOS or Rocky Linux 8.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • 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 PyCharm on AlmaLinux 8

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install epel-release
sudo dnf install python36-distutils-extra

Step 2. Installing Snap on AlmaLinux.

Now we run the following command below to install the Snap to your system:

sudo dnf install snapd

Once the installation is completed, we need to enable and start the Snapd daemon:

sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket
sudo systemctl start --now snapd.socket

To enable classic Snap support, enter the following to create a symbolic link between /var/lib/snapd/snap and /snap:

sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap

Verify the Snap installation:

snap --version

Step 3. Installing PyCharm on AlmaLinux 8.

Run the following command below to install Pycahrm to your AlmaLinux system:

### Pycahrm Community Edition ###
sudo snap install pycharm-community --classic

### Pycharm Educational version ###
sudo snap install pycharm-educational --classic

### Pycharm professional version ###
sudo snap install pycharm-professional --classic

Step 4. Accessing PyCharm on AlmaLinux.

Once successfully installed, to start using the PyCharm, search using the Application manager. Then click on the PyCharm icon to open the PyCharm application or you can launch PyCharm on Terminal using the following command:


Congratulations! You have successfully installed PyCharm. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing PyCharm IDE (Integrated Development Environments) on your AlmaLinux 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official PyCharm website.

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