How to Install PyCharm on Ubuntu 16.04

r00t April 11, 2018

Install PyCharm on Ubuntu 16.04

In this tutorial we will show you how to install PyCharm on Ubuntu 16.04. We will also install and configure its prerequisites. PyCharm is an IDE for Python development and Continues to Be Regarded as one of the best Python IDE from the experts. The IDE comes with professional and community edition. PyCharm supplies a wide array of features, like a graphical debugger, refactoring tools, an intelligent code editor and so on. The community model is free of charge, although the professional version costs a small fee. This fee provides you extra performance, like a coding environment for web development and many more

I recommend to use a minimal Ubuntu server setup as a basis for the tutorial, that can be a virtual or a root server image with an Ubuntu 16.04 minimal install from a web hosting company or you use our minimal server tutorial to install a server from scratch.

Install PyCharm on Ubuntu 16.04

Step 1. First, ensure your system and apt package lists are fully up-to-date by running the following:

apt-get update -y
apt-get upgrade -y

Step 2. Install OpenJDK 8.

Install OpenJDK 8 using following command:

sudo apt-get install -y openjdk-8-jre-headless

Once the installation process is done, execute the following command to check your java version:

java -version

Step 3. Installing PyCharm.

To install PyCharm using umake, you need to have umake first. Normally, it should already be installed in your system, but if it is not, use the PPA below to get the latest stable version of umake:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-desktop/ubuntu-make
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-make

Install PyCharm on Ubuntu with umake:

umake ide pycharm

To install PyCharm Professional Edition (you need license for this), you can use the command below:

umake ide pycharm-professional

Once this is done, you can now go back to your Ubuntu desktop, where you will find PyCharm on your sidebar.

Congratulation’s! You have successfully install and configured PyCharm on your Ubuntu 16.04 server. Thanks for using this tutorial installing PyCharm on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) system.

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