I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I have downloaded the latest version of Pycharm for using Python programming language called pycharm-community-4.5.3.tar.gz from the website: https://www.jetbrains.com/pycharm/whatsnew/ The earlier Pycharm 5.4.2 is running fine in this computer, but this new 4.5.3 has no configure or install or readme.txt files. I extracted the tar-file but it had no configure file or install file or any readme files. I also copied the tar.gz file from Downloads to /usr/local/src and extracted the file there. When I type ./configure I get an error:

./configure: No such file or directory

Also, I tried the make command and it gave an error:

make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.

I am wondering how to install this program. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!

  • You need a configure file to run ./configure. Likewise you need a Makefile to run make. There are some other tools that build these that are pretty common, but what is almost universal is that there is a README or INSTALL or both text file in the source. Open that with your favorite text editor and it should tell you how to build and install the software. – user1794469 Jul 11 '15 at 19:11

The ./configure and make steps that you are referring to are only necessary when software is supplied as source code. In the case of pycharm, it is provided as a pre-built executable.

The jetbrains website includes a link to the following installation instructions

Installation Instructions

  • Copy the pycharm-*.tar.gz to the desired installation location (make sure you have rw permissions for that directory)
  • Unpack the pycharm-.tar.gz using the following command: tar xfz pycharm-.tar.gz
  • Remove the pycharm-*.tar.gz to save disk space (optional)
  • Run pycharm.sh from the bin subdirectory

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