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How to install PyCharm IDE on Arch-based Linux Distributions(Manjaro) ?

PyCharm is a cross-platform integrated development environment (IDE) developed by JetBrains, specifically for Python Programming Language. It is one of the most popular Python IDE on the market due to its features like syntax highlighting, auto code completion, profiling inspection, and debugging. It comes with built-in support for Python frameworks such as Conda, Flask, and Django.

Features of PyCharm

Since PyCharm is proprietary software by Jetbrains Corp. and not available in the official repositories, we cannot install it using Pacman. So, this article will discuss the most common way to install PyCharm on Arch/Manjaro/Chakra.

Installation of PyCharm

Step 1: Update and upgrade your system by running

$ sudo pacman -Syu




Step 2: Install snap from the official Arch repositories

$ sudo pacman -S snapd



Step 3: Enable snap by using the systemctl command

$ sudo systemctl enable –now snapd.socket


Step 4: Create a symbolic link between /var/lib/snapd/snap and /snap to enable classic support

$ sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap


Step 5: Verify the installation by running

$ snap version


Step 6:  Finally, install PyCharm Community Edition using the snap with –classic confinement.

$ sudo snap install pycharm-community –classic


Getting Started with PyCharm






Uninstallation of PyCharm

To uninstall PyCharm along with all of its dependencies run:

$ sudo snap remove pycharm-community  


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