Altova DiffDog Server 2023 

DiffDog Server is available for installation on Linux systems. Its installation and setup procedure is described below. Perform installation either as root user or as a user with sudo privileges.


Uninstall DiffDog Server

If you need to uninstall a previous version of DiffDog Server, do this as follows. On the Linux command line interface (CLI), you can check which Altova server products are installed with the following command:

[Debian, Ubuntu]:   dpkg --list | grep Altova

[CentOS, RedHat]:   rpm -qa | grep server


If DiffDog Server is not installed, go ahead with the installation as documented below in Install DiffDog Server.


If you need to uninstall an old version of DiffDog Server, do this with the following command:

[Debian, Ubuntu]:   sudo dpkg --remove diffdogserver

[CentOS, RedHat]:   sudo rpm -e diffdogserver


On Debian and Ubuntu systems, it might happen that DiffDog Server still appears in the list of installed products after it has been uninstalled. In this case, run the purge command to clear DiffDog Server from the list. You can also use the purge command instead of the remove command listed above.

[Debian, Ubuntu]:   sudo dpkg --purge diffdogserver


Download the DiffDog Server Linux package

DiffDog Server installation packages for the following Linux systems are available at the Altova website.



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After downloading the Linux package, copy it to any directory on the Linux system. Since you will need an Altova LicenseServer in order to run DiffDog Server, you may want to download LicenseServer from the Altova website at the same time as you download DiffDog Server, rather than download it at a later time.


Install DiffDog Server

In a terminal window, switch to the directory where you have copied the Linux package. For example, if you copied it to a user directory called MyAltova (that is located, say, in the /home/User directory), then switch to this directory as follows:

cd /home/User/MyAltova


Install DiffDog Server with the following command:

[Debian]:   sudo dpkg --install diffdogserver-2023-debian.deb

[Ubuntu]:   sudo dpkg --install diffdogserver-2023-ubuntu.deb

[CentOS]:   sudo rpm -ivh diffdogserver-2023-1.x86_64.rpm

[RedHat]:   sudo rpm -ivh diffdogserver-2023-1.x86_64.rpm


Note:You may need to adjust the name of the package above to match the current release or service pack version.


The DiffDog Server package will be installed in the folder:



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