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I want to run soapUI on Ubuntu 11.10. If I am not able to install via the package manager, I'd prefer not to install at all, and instead run as a standalone application. Looking at the soapUI download page I can't figure out which download (if any) fulfills this criterion?


I'm guessing "bin" but I don't know for sure. Any clues?

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Download the zip file. Then you just unzip the files into a directory somewhere. There is a sh file - you just need to make it executable and run that - from memory.

unzip soapui-*.zip
cd soapui-4.5.0-Beta1/bin/
chmod +x
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Also you need 32bit Java to run it (if on 64bit system) – Maciej Dragan Mar 15 '12 at 9:31
Not quite. If your using Oracle JDK, you'll need to uncomment a line from the to make it work, otherwise you'll get a gui related error. Also, I run it just fine with a 64-bit JVM. – djangofan Jul 7 '13 at 1:24

Unfortunatelly, there is no repository to be added to the sources, so SOAPUI cannot be installed through apt-get or Ubuntu package management. Resolution given by Trent is only option, but in reality, currently you should download just .sh file (linux installer) from which has cca 130+MB and try following commands for 64bit:

$ sudo chmod +x
$ ./


$ sudo chmod +x
$ ./

(* scripts updated to version 5.2.1

Replace the name of the file according the downloaded version of the SOAP UI. Enjoy your testing!

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On a 64 bit operating system, use the zip file installer. The shell installer includes a 32 bit jvm.

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