Install on Ubuntu/Debian via APT

Is there any plan to host an apt repository for installation on platforms that use apt for installation and updates (Ubuntu and Debian mostly). Just having a downloadable deb for installation that would add PyCharm to the menu would be great, but having that available in a way that would automatically keep it up-to-date would be even better. PyCharm is good enough that I'll keep installing and updating manually, but I almost never install software that doesn't at least have a PPA (personal package archive). An apt repo is very easy to setup. It's basically just apache with directory listing enabled and setting up the right directory structure.

The best way I've seen of doing this is the way Google Chrome handles it. They have a .deb file available for download from their website which installs easily. This .deb then installs a new file in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ that adds their repo to my apt sources. This then handles keeping Chrome up to date from then on. It would be a huge help for your Ubuntu users if you provided something similar.

Thanks

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A PPA for IntelliJ IDEA would be awesome too!

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Hello Paul,

We do plan to provide the possibility of installing PyCharm through package

managers on Linux systems, but we don't currently have any specific time

frame for when this will be done.

Is there any plan to host an apt repository for installation on

platforms that use apt for installation and updates (Ubuntu and Debian

mostly). Just having a downloadable deb for installation that would

add PyCharm to the menu would be great, but having that available in a

way that would automatically keep it up-to-date would be even better.

PyCharm is good enough that I'll keep installing and updating

manually, but I almost never install software that doesn't at least

have a PPA (personal package archive). An apt repo is very easy to

setup. It's basically just apache with directory listing enabled and

setting up the right directory structure.

The best way I've seen of doing this is the way Google Chrome handles

it. They have a .deb file available for download from their website

which installs easily. This .deb then installs a new file in

/etc/apt/sources.list.d/ that adds their repo to my apt sources. This

then handles keeping Chrome up to date from then on. It would be a

huge help for your Ubuntu users if you provided something similar.

--

Dmitry Jemerov

Development Lead

JetBrains, Inc.

http://www.jetbrains.com/

"Develop with Pleasure!"

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Are there any plans in doing this soon?
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PyCharm 2.7 will not include any Linux packaging support. Can't say anything about later versions at the moment.
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Hello, just stumbled upon this and want to add my +1 - I also want to have an easy way to install pyCharm/idea/webstorm on Debian - Wheezy currently...
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for anyone else getting here from google: the feature request is:

https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/PY-20219

which was marked as a duplicate of the IDEA feature request:

https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEA-22750

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Oh, and I just see, pycharm still requires oracle jdk, which is ugly closed source crap always full of security bugs... i think it's mkore important to be able to use pycharm with the free openjdk included in distributions than have extra package manager support... of course the packaging is the easy part :)
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