How to install PhpStorm
on Arch Linux

PhpStorm snap

PhpStorm

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PhpStorm is a PHP IDE that actually ‘gets’ your code. It supports PHP 5.3-7.3, provides on-the-fly error prevention, best autocompletion & code refactoring, zero configuration debugging, and an extended HTML, CSS, and JavaScript editor.

PhpStorm is available for a free 30-day evaluation.

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Last updated
13 September 2019

Enable snaps on Arch Linux and install PhpStorm

Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.

Snaps are discoverable and installable from the Snap Store, an app store with an audience of millions.

Enable snapd

On Arch Linux, snap can be installed from the Arch User Repository (AUR). The manual build process is the Arch-supported install method for AUR packages, and you’ll need the prerequisites installed before you can install any AUR package. You can then install snap with the following:

Once installed, the systemd unit that manages the main snap communication socket needs to be enabled:

To enable classic snap support, enter the following to create a symbolic link between /var/lib/snapd/snap and /snap:

Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.

Install PhpStorm

To install PhpStorm, simply use the following command:

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Browse and find snaps from the convenience of your desktop using the snap store snap.

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