FAQ - Installation & Setup


How can I run Astah on Linux?



For RedHat Linux (CentOS, Fedora, RedHat)


Java Download & Install
Install Java (must be supported version of JDK - Java 9 and 10 are not supported yet.) by following the instruction here.

Using RPM Packages
  1. Download the Astah installer in RPM Package and save it in the preferred directory (e.g. /tmp)
  2. Become a root user and move to the directory where the installer is stored
  3. Run this command to install (e.g. Astah Professional version 8.0)

    #rpm -ivh --nosignature astah-professional-8.0.0.d641d4-0.noarch.rpm

  4. Run Astah by typing:

    $astah-pro

    (UML: astah-uml / SysML: astah-sysml / GSN: astah-gsn)
    If you are using Gnome desktop, run Astah from [Application] - [Accessories].


On Debian (Ubuntu, Debian GNU/Linux)


Java Download & Install

Currently Java 9 and 10 are not supported.
Please install Java which meets Astah's system requirements.

  1. Check the Linux architecture (32bit, 64bit) by using the following

    $ file /sbin/init

  2. Download "compressed binary file, 32bit or 64bit from Oracle.
  3. Decompress the binary file in your preferred directory

    $ tar -xvf jdk-8u45-linux-i586.tar.gz (32bit)
    $ tar -xvf jdk-8u45-linux-x64.tar.gz (64bit)

  4. A new directory must be created(.jdk1.8.0_45).
    Move the JDK8 directory to /usr/lib. (In this example we are using jdk1.8.0.45)

    $ sudo mv ./jdk1.8.0_45 /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.8.0

  5. Use the commands below:

    $ sudo update-alternatives --install "/usr/bin/java" "java" "/usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.8.0/bin/java" 1
    $ sudo update-alternatives --install "/usr/bin/javac" "javac" "/usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.8.0/bin/javac" 1
    $ sudo update-alternatives --install "/usr/bin/javaws" "javaws" "/usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.8.0/bin/javaws" 1

  6. Use the next command:

    $ sudo update-alternatives --config java

  7. If a path appears as below, specify the path number of JDK8 at "Please enter to keep the current choice[*], or type selection number." (We are using 3 in this example.)

    $ sudo update-alternatives --config java

  8. There are 3 choices for the alternative java (providing /usr/bin/java).

    Selection Path Priority Status
    --------------------
    * 0 /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk/jre/bin/java 1061 auto mode
    1 /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk/jre/bin/java 1061 manual mode
    2 /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/bin/java 63 manual mode
    3 /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.8.0/jre/bin/java 3 manual mode$ sudo update-alternatives --config java

    Press enter to keep the current choice[*], or type selection number: 3

    update-alternatives: using /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.8.0/jre/bin/java to provide /usr/bin/java (java) in manual mode.

  9. Check the JDK version with the command below. (in the example it's 1.8.0.45)

    $ java -version
    java version "1.8.0.45"

  10. Use the following commands below again.

    sudo update-alternatives --config javac
    sudo update-alternatives --config javaws$ java -version

Configuration
JDK by Oracle is required to run Astah. If you already have Java other than Oracle, switch to Oracle JDK by running alternatives command. (You need to be a root user to do so.)

Using Deb Package
  1. Download the Astah installer in Deb Package and save it in the preferred directory (e.g. /tmp)
  2. Move to the directory in which you download and then check the file size by using the stat command
  3. Become a root user and to install (e.g. Astah Professional version 8.0)

    #dpkg -i astah-professional_8.0.0.d641d4-0_all.deb

  4. Run Astah by typing:

    $astah-pro

    (UML: astah-uml / SysML: astah-sysml / GSN: astah-gsn)
    If you are using Gnome desktop, run Astah from [Application] - [Accessories].



For others (using zip file)

  1. Download the zip file of Astah and save it in the preferred directory (e.g. /temp)
  2. Move to the directory in which you downloaded and then check the file size by using the stat command
  3. Extract the zip file by using unzip command
  4. Modify the Shell script in the Astah file to apply to your environment and then change the permission for it to be executable

    #chmod 755 ./astah

  5. Execute the shell Script

    #./astah