Over the weekend I made the jump from Fedora 23 to Xenial Xerus (Ubuntu 16.04)! Here is a quick and dirty install of PhpStorm on Xenial Xerus.
This was pretty simple, I remember past installs you had to mess around with OpenJDK to get it to install, I didn’t experience any of that here! Specifically, I installed PhpStorm 2016.1 on Kubuntu 16.04, but it should be the same process on regular Ubuntu and more than likely any other spin-off.
Here is the procedure:
- Download PhpStorm from the JetBrains site – https://www.jetbrains.com/phpstorm/download/#section=linux-version or if you are really fancy use wget.
- Once downloaded extract the archived file either by right-clicking and choosing the options to extract or via command-line:
tar -xvf PhpStorm-2016.1.tar.gz.
- Once extracted, move and rename the directory via command-line:
mv PhpStorm-2016.1 /opt/phpstorm
- Run the shell executable within the bin directory:
- Now you should get a popup to accept JetBrains Terms.
- Then you will get a popup to register PhpStorm by pasting authorization code, connecting to authorization server, linking your JetBrains account or you can install with a 30 trial.
- Finally you will be asked if you want to import past settings or start fresh.
That’s it! PhpStorm should open up their start page where you can either open a project or create a new one. When you put this in the /opt/ directory, PhpStorm should have setup a launcher icon under the “Development” applications category as well.
Have fun kids!