My Intellij shows me that a minor version is available for upgrade. How do I go about upgrading the current version. Do i have to create a new folder in /usr/share and change all references to the new version or is there a better way?
Intellij requires root permissions for the built in update function to work.
Either start using sudo:
or give all users the ability to update Intellij, then start as yourself:
sudo chmod -R o+rw /opt/intellij-idea-ce /opt/intellij-idea-ce/bin/idea.sh
- Then restart the IDE, click 'Help', 'Check for updates...'
Just download the .zip, extract it, and run bin/idea.sh. Your previous settings etc should be retained when you run the new version.
If oracle jdk/jvm is not available on the path, you may need to specify the path to it directly. Place the following in idea.sh, as the first line:
(Put your own path to the jdk in there)
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