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How To Install PyCharm on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install PyCharm on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install PyCharm on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, PyCharm is a dedicated Python graphical IDE (Integrated Development Environment) popular amongst Python developers. It provides a range of essential tools such as code analysis, a graphical debugger, an integrated unit tester, and integration with version control systems for Python developers. In addition to the Community Edition under the Apache 2.0 license, PyCharm is also available as a paid Professional Edition.

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 the PyCharm on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • 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).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies.
  • 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 Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Python.

PyCharm requires Python for proper work. Now run the following command to install Python to your system:

sudo apt install python3 python3-dev python3-pip

Step 3. Installing PyCharm on Ubuntu 22.04.

  • Install PyCharm from the Official Archive.

By default, the PyCharm is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to download the latest version of PyCharm from the official page:

wget https://download-cdn.jetbrains.com/python/pycharm-professional-2024.1.tar.gz

Next, extract the downloaded package using the tar command:

tar -zxvf pycharm-community-*.tar.gz
sudo mkdir /opt/pycharm-community/
sudo chmod 777 /opt/pycharm-community/
mv pycharm-community-*/* /opt/pycharm-community/

Then, link the executable to /usr/bin directory so that you can start PyCharm using the pycharm-community command from the terminal:

sudo ln -sf /opt/pycharm-community/bin/pycharm.sh /usr/bin/pycharm-community

Now we create a desktop entry to start PyCharm from the Activities menu:

sudo nano /usr/share/applications/pycharm-ce.desktop

Add the following file:

[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Type=Application
Name=PyCharm Community Edition
Icon=/opt/pycharm-community/bin/pycharm.svg
Exec="/opt/pycharm-community/bin/pycharm.sh" %f
Comment=Python IDE for Professional Developers
Categories=Development;IDE;
Terminal=false
StartupWMClass=jetbrains-pycharm-ce
StartupNotify=true

Save and close the file.

  • Install PyCharm from the Snap Store.

If Snap package manager is not already installed then you can install it by running the following command below:

sudo apt install snapd

To install PyCharm, simply use the following command:

sudo snap install pycharm-community --classic

Step 4. Accessing PyCharm on Ubuntu 22.04.

Once successfully installed on your Ubuntu system, run the following path on your desktop to open the path: Activities -> Show Applications -> PyCharm or launching it through the terminal with the command shown below:

pycharm-community

Install PyCharm on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Congratulations! You have successfully installed PyCharm. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the PyCharm integrated development environment (IDE) on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official PyCharm website.

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r00t

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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