PyCharm IDE 2017.1.5 Released, How to Install in Ubuntu


The PyCharm Python IDE has reached the new 2017.1.5 release one day ago with several bug-fixes. Here’s how to install or upgrade it in Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 17.10 and derivatives via PPA.

PyCharm 2017.1.5 fixed following bugs:

  • Segfault in debugger with Python 3.6
  • Python debugging would generate ‘unknown opcode’ errors.
  • Test runner: nose generates a bunch of empty lines with no reason
  • Test runner: unittest generates a bunch of empty lines with no reason
  • Nightly plugin and EAP 9 IDE don’t seem to agree on which to install
  • Creating a new project hangs for ever in indexing
  • InaccessibleObjectException: Unable to make field accessible in DebugReflectionUtil on JDK 9 (java.base does not open java.util.concurrent.atomic/jdk.internal.misc)
  • Intermittent Intellij hangs with 2016.2.4 on Linux
  • Terminal session takes long time to initialize in EAP 2017.2
  • Editor background image hides editor gutter (VCS) marks

How to Install PyCharm 2017.1.5 via PPA in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 16.10 and Ubuntu 17.04, open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher, when it opens, do following steps:

1. Add the PPA repository via command:

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


2. Then upgrade PyCharm via Software Updater if you have a previous release installed.

Or run commands to check updates and install the IDE (community version):

sudo apt update

sudo apt install pycharm

For the professional version, run sudo apt install pycharm-professional instead.

Uninstall PyCharm:

To uninstall the PyCharm Python IDE, simply run command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove pycharm pycharm-professional

And remove the PPA via Software & Updates utility under Other Software tab.

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