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?

  • soapui-4.5.0-Beta1-linux-bin.zip
  • soapUI-x32-4_5_0-Beta1.sh

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


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 soapui.sh
  • 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 soapui.sh 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

Supposing that you don't have a GUI in your installation you can try from the command line simply using wget to download Linux tarball:

$ wget https://s3.amazonaws.com/downloads.eviware/soapuios/5.4.0/SoapUI-5.4.0-linux-bin.tar.gz

Then ungzip and untar the download archive:

$ gunzip SoapUI-5.4.0-linux-bin.tar.gz
$ tar xvf SoapUI-5.4.0-linux-bin.tar

Now instead of start the UI of SOAPUI using SOAPUI_HOME/bin/soapui.sh you can use SOAPUI/bin/testrunner.sh to run your projects without the UI.

  • url not found.. – lakshman Dec 22 '17 at 8:00
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    Did you check the soapui page link?... seems the new url is: https://s3.amazonaws.com/downloads.eviware/soapuios/5.4.0/SoapUI-5.4.0-linux-bin.tar.gz – albciff Dec 22 '17 at 10:21

Unfortunately, there is no repository to be added to the sources, so SOAPUI cannot be installed through apt-get or Ubuntu package management. Some description is on https://www.soapui.org/getting-started/installing-soapui/installing-on-linux-or-unix.html . Resolution given by Trent is only option, but in reality, currently, you should download just .sh file (Linux installer) from https://www.soapui.org/downloads/latest-release.html which has approx. 130+MB and try following commands for 64bit:

$ sudo chmod +x SoapUI-x64-5.4.0.sh
$ ./SoapUI-x64-5.4.0.sh

or 32 bit:

$ sudo chmod +x SoapUI-x32-5.4.0.sh
$ ./SoapUI-x32-5.4.0.sh

(* scripts updated to version 5.4.0

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


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

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