I installed IntelliJ Idea using Ubuntu Software Centre, but now Idea's build-in update manager notifies me that there is an update available, but the app does not have the permission to update it.
If I click ok to Idea's build in update manager, then the update downloads, but I get an error: "There are some confilecs found in the installation".
Looking at the detail, you can see that it's trying to install a whole bunch of jar files, but that it results in "access denied" failures.
I can update the app as root, using
sudo idea.sh, but then it only update's the version started as root, so when I run the app as my local user again, then it's back at the old version.
Is there a way to run an app as local user, but at the same time give it root permission? This should solve the problem?