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64-bit systems

Prerequisite

  • Make sure that you have Java (JRE) installed on your system

Installation

  1. Download the Linux binary zip (no JRE) from http://www.soapui.org/
  2. Unzip it into a preferable directory such as your home folder or /opt
  3. Make sure that you have proper permissions on the unziped soapUI folder
  4. Go into the folder and run $ bin/soapui.sh (open source) or $ bin/soapui-pro.sh (Pro)


32-bit systems

Once you've downloaded the installer the installation is pretty strait forward. Start it by just double-clicking on it. After preparing the installation which takes only a few seconds you'll see the starting screen:

lin-setup-start

Just click Next to continue. You'll be asked to accept our license agreement

lin-setup-soapui-lic-agreement

After accepting and clicking Next you'll be able to select the destination folder which by default is set to home/user/eviware/soapUI-3.5.1 but can be changed.

lin-setup-soapui-destination

Next step gives you opportunity to optionally include, as additional components, soapUI source files and Hermes installation.

lin-setup-components

In case of installing soapUI Pro JDBC drivers jars can be included as additional option (and of course no source is available).

lin-setup-components-pro

In case you've chosen to install Hermes, next you'll get is Hermes license agreement

lin-hermes-lic-agreement

After that a window appears where you'll be asked to select if desktop icon should be created and if jxbrowser should be disabled (jxbrowser can cause problems on some linux versions).


lin-soapui-additional

Finally, by clicking Next, the installation starts

lin-soapui-installing

After couple of minutes most the installation should be finished and you should see the next screen:

lin-setup-finished

Now you are ready to use it. Good luck