# Building JetBrains IDEs with Nix

This one is mostly a note for myself, and is quite possibly not the cleanest solution ever (still not confident in my Nix skills).

NixOS sometimes lags behind the latest versions of the JetBrains IDEs, so I managed to scrape together a file which can be used to build the latest versions of the IDEs. I found the base for this file in a GitHub discussion about building JetBrains Gateway, which incidentally also works, if you substitute in the right links. For PyCharm, I had to try building a few times and adding missing dependencies to buildInputs as I went along by using nix-locate to find missing shared objects.

with import <nixpkgs> {};
{
my-pycharm = pkgs.stdenv.mkDerivation rec {
pname = "jetbrains-pycharm";
version = "2022.3";

src = builtins.fetchurl {
};

nativeBuildInputs = [ pkgs.autoPatchelfHook pkgs.makeWrapper ];
buildInputs = [
pkgs.jetbrains.jdk
pkgs.zlib
pkgs.glib
pkgs.glibc
pkgs.libxcrypt
pkgs.musl
pkgs.xorg.libX11
pkgs.xorg.libXi
pkgs.xorg.libXrender
pkgs.freetype
pkgs.alsa-lib
pkgs.xorg.libXtst
pkgs.glibc
pkgs.linux-pam
pkgs.cups
];

installPhase = ''
mkdir -p $out/share cp -r .$out/share
rm -r $out/share/jbr makeWrapper \$out/share/bin/pycharm.sh \
$out/bin/jetbrains-pycharm \ --prefix LD_LIBRARY_PATH :$out/lib \
--set GATEWAY_JDK "${pkgs.jdk}" \ --set JETBRAINSCLIENT_JDK "${pkgs.jetbrains.jdk.home}"
'';
};

}


Building is as simple as dropping the above into a file called default.nix and running nix-build in the same directory. That’ll build the thing and make a symlink to the built IDE path called result (the IDE itself is in the Nix store), so it can then be run with ./result/bin/jetbrains-pycharm from the same directory.

Enjoy!