I am trying to configure Oracle Linux 8 as my spare laptop. I need to install JetBrains products on it. I tried to install JetBrains Toolbox but it wouldn’t work. It’s packaged as AppImage file, so it should be pretty easy but when I execute it, a blank white window shows up and disappears.
So I looked for an alternative way to install JetBrains products. I installed snapd on it with the following command.
sudo dnf install snapd
Then, I searched for the JetBrains products like the following.
snap search jetbrains
Name Version Publisher Notes Summary pycharm-community 2021.2.2 jetbrains✓ classic PyCharm Community Edition phpstorm 2021.2.3 jetbrains✓ classic PhpStorm pycharm-professional 2021.2.2 jetbrains✓ classic PyCharm Professional Edition intellij-idea-community 2021.2.3 jetbrains✓ classic Capable & Ergonomic Java IDE intellij-idea-ultimate 2021.2.3 jetbrains✓ classic Capable & Ergonomic Java IDE for Enterprise, Web & Mobile Development webstorm 2021.2.2 jetbrains✓ classic WebStorm datagrip 2021.2.4 jetbrains✓ classic DataGrip clion 2021.2.3 jetbrains✓ classic A cross-platform IDE for C and C++ pycharm-educational 2021.2.2 jetbrains✓ classic Easy and Professional Tool to Learn & Teach Programming with Python rubymine 2021.2.3 jetbrains✓ classic The Most Intelligent Ruby and Rails IDE space 2021.2.0 jetbrains✓ - Desktop Application for JetBrains Space rider 2021.2.2 jetbrains✓ classic A fast & powerful cross-platform .NET IDE goland 2021.2.3 jetbrains✓ classic GoLand intellij-idea-educational 2021.2.2 jetbrains✓ classic IntelliJ IDEA Educational Edition kotlin 1.5.31 jetbrains✓ classic Command line Kotlin compiler
The first application I want to install is PyCharm, so I ran the following command to install it.
snap install pycharm-professional
If you search pycharm in your GNOME UI, you will be able to start to use it.
I still would like to use JetBrains’ Toolbox so I posted my question in their support forum to resolve
Before I posted it, I did a fair bit of research. Toolbox is packaged as AppImage, so you can check the command options like the following.
I learned that you can even extract files from the image like the following.
I did digging into the extracted files but I could not find a solution for it. Oh well, I can use JetBrains’ products anyway, so I’m happy for now.