PyCharm 2017.1.4 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu

pycharm-ide-logoPyCharm 2017.1.4, a new update of the Python IDE developed by JetBrains, was released a few days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 17,04.

PyCharm 2017.1.4 features a total of 27 bug-fixes, one new feature, and a few performance improvements.

  • fixed debugger bugs related to IPython and Qt
  • CPU/Memory usage improvements when editing Django projects
  • Make default size of code completion popup configurable
  • Fixed “Add to currently open projects” not working
  • TypeScript, user interface, and other fixes.

Install PyCharm 2017.1.4 in Ubuntu 16.10, 17.04

The both community and professional versions are available in Viktor Křivák’s PPA for Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 17.04 and derivatives.

1. Add the PPA:

Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for “Terminal” from app launcher. When it opens, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:viktor-krivak/pycharm

Input your password (no visual feedback) when prompts and hit Enter.


2. Then update and install PyCharm via 2 commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install pycharm-professional

For the community version, replace pycharm-professional with pycharm in the code.

Install PyCharm 2017.1.4 in Ubuntu 16.04

Don’t know why the PPA does not build for Ubuntu 16.04, although the packages for Ubuntu 16.10 or Ubuntu 17.04 work fine in the 16.04 LTS. Download either version from HERE.

For only community version, the GetDeb repository also provides the packages for Ubuntu 16.04, and Ubuntu 17.04:

1. Add the GetDeb repository via command:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb $(lsb_release -sc)-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

add getdeb repository

For Linux Mint 18.x, use following command instead:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb xenial-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

2. Download and install the key via:

wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -

3. Finally use apt-get command to install pycharm community version:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install pycharm


The PPA repositories can be managed via Software & Updates utility under Other Software tab.

To remove PyCharm IDE, either use your system package manager or simply run command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove pycharm pycharm-professional

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