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Installing NetBeans IDE in Linux

You can install NetBeans IDE using two methods: either from repository, as you did with Apache, PHP and MySQL, or by downloading the installer from NetBeans web site and running it. The first method is simpler, so we recommend to use it.

To install NetBeans IDE in Debian or Linux Ubuntu, type the following command from your command shell:

sudo apt-get install netbeans

or the following command to install it in Fedora, CentOS or Red Hat Linux:

sudo yum install netbeans

The command above downloads from repository and installs NetBeans and all its dependent packages. After the installation is complete, you can run netbeans by typing:


The NetBeans IDE window is shown in figure A.6.

Figure A.6. NetBeans IDE Figure A.6. NetBeans IDE

To be able to create PHP projects, you need to activate PHP plugin for NetBeans. To do that, open menu Tools->Plugins, the Plugins dialog appears. In the appeared dialog, click Settings tab and set check marks to all Update Centers (see the figure A.7).

Figure A.7. NetBeans Plugins Figure A.7. NetBeans Plugins

Then click the Available Plugins tab. On that tab, click the Check for Newest button to build the list of all available plugins. Then in the list, set check mark to PHP plugin and click the Install button (see the figure A.8).

Figure A.8. NetBeans Plugins Figure A.8. NetBeans Plugins

When the PHP plugin installation is complete, restart the IDE. Then you should be able to create new PHP projects from menu New->New Project....

It is also recommended to update NetBeans IDE to the latest version by opening menu Help->Check for updates.