Installing PyCharm and Oracle Java in Ubuntu

Follow these steps to install PyCharm in Ubuntu:

1. Copy the pycharm-*.tar.gz to the desired installation location
(make sure you have rw permissions for that directory)

2.Unpack the pycharm-*.tar.gz using the following command:

tar xfz pycharm-*.tar.gz


3. Check that you have Java Installed in your box [1] :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer


4. Setting up JAVA_HOME. Look for the Java location installation. Replace the x with the number of the version installed [2]:

find /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.x.x-openjdk


5. Edit /etc/profile. Add the following lines:

export JAVA_HOME=”path that you found”
export PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH







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