I installed PyCharm successfully.

sudo snap install pycharm-community --classic

But I cannot find it on the applications menu, nor run it form the terminal pycharm-community.

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2021-08-29T16:33:54+03:00 INFO Waiting for automatic snapd restart...
core 16-2.51.4 from Canonical✓ installed
$ sudo snap install pycharm-community --classic
pycharm-community 2021.2.1 from jetbrains✓ installed
  • What release of Debian are you using? Aug 29, 2021 at 14:05

1 Answer 1


From what I can see in Debian Bullseye, Pycharm doesn't show up in the applications menu.

The binary is located at /snap/bin/pycharm-community.

You either need to add /snap/bin to your environment:

echo PATH=/snap/bin/:$PATH >> ~/.bashrc
. ~/.bashrc

And then:


Or use the full path to the binary:


If you haven't already, you also need to install the following packages:


After that, it will launch.

  • what cmd to install these? what do they do?
    – Elad Benda
    Aug 29, 2021 at 16:56
  • $ sudo /snap/bin/pycharm-community [sudo] password: /var not root-owned 0:1000
    – Elad Benda
    Aug 29, 2021 at 16:57
  • @Elad don’t use sudo. Aug 29, 2021 at 17:18
  • @Elad Benda Install the packages with apt as sudo. Launch the binary as your regular account without sudo. Aug 29, 2021 at 17:40

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