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How To Install PyCharm on Debian 12

Install PyCharm on Debian 12

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install PyCharm on Debian 12. Python, a versatile and widely used programming language, has gained immense popularity among developers due to its simplicity and powerful capabilities. To make Python development even more efficient and enjoyable, an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) like PyCharm can be invaluable.

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  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 12 (Bookworm).
  • 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).
  • Make sure your Debian 12 system is connected to the internet. An active connection is essential for downloading the required packages and updates during the installation.
  • 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 Debian 12 Bookworm

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

This command updates the package list and upgrades the installed packages to their latest versions.

Step 2. Installing Snapd.

Snapd is the package manager for Snap packages, which are containerized software packages that work across different Linux distributions. To install Snapd on Debian 12, execute the following command:

sudo apt install snapd

It’s essential to verify that Snapd has been installed correctly. You can do this by running the following command:

snap --version

This command should display the version of Snapd installed on your system, confirming that the installation was successful.

Step 3. Installing PyCharm on Debian 12.

Now that Snapd is installed, let’s proceed to install PyCharm. To discover the available PyCharm versions in the Snap store, execute:

snap find pycharm

Depending on your requirements, you may choose between the Community and Professional editions of PyCharm.

### Professional Edition ###
sudo snap install pycharm-professional --classic
### Community Edition ###
sudo snap install pycharm-community --classic

Step 4. Launch PyCharm on Debian.

After the installation is complete, you can launch PyCharm by simply typing the following command into your terminal:




Install PyCharm on Debian 12 Bookworm

Step 5. Troubleshooting Tips.

If you encounter any issues during the installation process, consider the following troubleshooting tips:

  • Check Internet Connection: Ensure you have a stable internet connection before installing PyCharm via Snap.

  • Snapd Installation Errors: If you face errors while installing Snapd, make sure your system is up to date and retry the installation. You can also consult the Snapd documentation for more guidance.
  • Snap Version: Ensure you have the latest version of Snapd installed on your system. You can update Snapd by running sudo apt update && sudo apt install snapd again.
  • PyCharm Edition: If you accidentally install the wrong edition of PyCharm or wish to switch to a different edition later, you can uninstall the existing version using sudo snap remove pycharm-community and then proceed with the installation of your desired edition.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed PyCharm. Thanks for using this tutorial to install the latest version of PyCharm on Debian 12 Bookworm. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official PyCharm 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, 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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