Installing on macOS
DiffDog Server is available for installation on macOS systems. Its installation and setup procedure is described below.
Uninstall DiffDog Server
Before uninstalling DiffDog Server, stop the service with the following command:
sudo launchctl unload /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.altova.DiffDogServer2023.plist
To check whether the service has been stopped, open the Activity Monitor in Finder and make sure that DiffDog Server is not in the list.In the Applications folder in Finder, right-click the DiffDog Server icon and select Move to Trash. The application will be moved to Trash. You will, however, still need to remove the application from the usr folder. Do this with the following command:
sudo rm -rf /usr/local/Altova/DiffDogServer2023/
If you need to uninstall an old version of Altova LicenseServer, you must first stop it running as a service. Do this with the following command:
sudo launchctl unload /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.altova.LicenseServer.plist
To check whether the service has been stopped, open the Activity Monitor in Finder and make sure that LicenseServer is not in the list. Then proceed to uninstall in the same way as described above for DiffDog Server.
Install DiffDog Server
1.Download the disk image (.dmg) file of DiffDog Server from the Altova website (https://www.altova.com/download.html).
2.Click to open the downloaded disk image (.dmg). This causes the DiffDog Server installer to appear as a new virtual drive on your computer.
3.On the new virtual drive, double-click the installer package (.pkg).
4.Go through the successive steps of the installer wizard. These are self-explanatory and include one step in which you have to agree to the license agreement before being able to proceed. See also Licensing DiffDog Server.
5.To eject the drive after installation, right-click it and select Eject.
The DiffDog Server package will be installed in the folder:
/usr/local/Altova/DiffDogServer2023 (application binaries)
/var/Altova/DiffDogServer (data files: database and logs)
The DiffDog Server server daemon starts automatically after installation and a re-boot of the machine. You can always start DiffDog Server as a daemon with the following command:
sudo launchctl load /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.altova.DiffDogServer2023.plist