Install PyCharm on Debian 11 - Step by step guide ?



PyCharm is a dedicated Python graphical IDE (Integrated Development Environment) popular amongst Python developers with its wide range of essential tools such as analyzing code, debugging, and integration. By using PyCharm plugins you can also get support for frameworks like Django, Flask. We can also use PyCharm for other programming languages like HTML, Javascript, CSS, and many more.

Here at Fixwebnode, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform related Python code queries.

In this context, we shall look into how to install PyCharm on Debian 11.


Features of PyCharm includes:

  • Intelligent Code Editor : PyCharm comes with a smart code editor that facilitates writing high-quality Python code. It offers an enhanced level of code comprehension and readability by means of distinct color schemes for keywords, classes, and functions, i.e., syntax and error highlighting.
  • Availability of Integration Tools: PyCharm provides support for integrating a range of tools. These tools vary from helping in enhancing the code productivity to facilitate dealing with data science projects. 
  • Data Science and Machine Learning [Professional Edition Only]: PyCharm comes with support for scientific libraries, such as Matplotlib and SciPy, to help Python developers accomplish data science and machine learning projects.
  • Google App Engine [Professional Edition Only]: Google App Engine, or directly App Engine, is a PaaS and cloud computing platform targeted towards developing and hosting web applications.
  • Integrated Debugging and Testing: An IDE comes with support for debugging and testing programs. 
  • Multi-technology Development [Professional Edition Only]: Python developers can also use PyCharm for creating web applications. As such, the Python IDE provides support for popular web technologies, including CoffeeScript, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, TypeScript. Additionally, it also includes support for Cython, template languages, and SQL.
  • Project and Code Navigation: The code navigation feature makes it much easier for developers to navigate to a class, function, or file.
  • Refactoring: The refactoring feature in PyCharm helps in improving the internal structure of a Python program without affecting the external performance of the same.
  • Remote Development: PyCharm allows running, debugging, testing, and deploying applications on remote hosts or virtual machines. 
  • Support for Popular Python Web Frameworks [Professional Edition Only]: PyCharm lets developers leverage Django in their Python development projects. The Python IDE offers the autocomplete feature and generates suggestions for Django.
  • Version Control Systems (VCSs) Integration: In its simplicity, a version control system (VCS) keeps track of the changes made to files, applications, and other sources of information.
  • Code generation for generating language-specific code constructs.
  • Code reference information for instantly accessing API documentation, hints on using various programming entities, etc.
  • File templates for creating scripts, stub classes, etc.
  • Import assistance for importing missing libraries.
  • Intention actions and quick fixes for optimizing code.
  • Language-specific tools for developing, running, testing, and deploying applications.
  • Language injections to work with supported languages inside attributes, tags, or string literals.
  • Live templates for expanding abbreviations into complicated code constructs.


Steps to Install PyCharm on Debian 11 Bullseye

1. Perform System Update

To begin, 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


2. Install Snap Package Manager

Run the following command below to install Snap package manager to your Ubuntu system:

$ sudo apt install snapd
$ sudo systemctl enable snapd --now
$ sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap

After successful installation of the snap command, you can check its installed version by using:

$ snap version


3. Install PyCharm on system

By default, PyCharm is not available on Debian 11 base repository. Now we install PyCharm from the Snap with the following command:

###Install PyCharm Community

$ sudo snap install pycharm-community --classic

### Install PyCharm Professional

$ sudo snap install pycharm-professional --classic

### Install PyCharm Educational 

$ sudo snap install pycharm-educational --classic



How to access PyCharm on Debian Linux system ?

Once successfully installed, use the following path on your desktop to open with the path: Activities -> Show Applications -> PyCharm. If you cannot find it, use the search function in the Show Applications menu if you have many applications installed.

Alternatively, In your terminal type:

1. Launch PyCharm Community:

$ pycharm-community

2. Launch PyCharm Professional:

$ pycharm-professional

3. Launch PyCharm Educational:

$ pycharm-educational



How to uninstall PyCharm from your Debian system ?

If you no longer need to have PyCharm installed, remove it using the Snap remove command.

1. If you Installed PyCharm Community, then run:

$ sudo snap remove pycharm-community

2. If you Installed PyCharm Professional, run:

$ sudo snap remove pycharm-professional

3. If you Installed PyCharm Educational, run:

$ sudo snap remove pycharm-educational


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This article covers How to Install the latest version of PyCharm on Debian 11 Bullseye. In fact, PyCharm is a dedicated Python graphical IDE (Integrated Development Environment) popular amongst Python developers with its wide range

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