Altova MapForce Server 2024 

MapForce 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.


Integration with FlowForce

If you are installing MapForce Server together with FlowForce Server, it is recommended that you install FlowForce Server first. If you install MapForce Server before FlowForce Server, then, after having installed both MapForce Server and FlowForce Server, run the following command:


cp /opt/Altova/MapForceServer2024/etc/*.tool /opt/Altova/FlowForceServer2024/tools


This command copies the .tool file from /etc directory of MapForce Server to the FlowForce Server /tools directory. The .tool file is required by FlowForce Server. It contains the path to the MapForce Server executable. You do not need to run this command if you install FlowForce Server before installing MapForce Server.


Uninstall MapForce Server

If you need to uninstall a previous version of MapForce 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 MapForce Server is not installed, go ahead with the installation as documented below in Install MapForce Server.


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

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

[CentOS, RedHat]:   sudo rpm -e mapforceserver


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

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


Download the MapForce Server Linux package

MapForce 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 MapForce Server, you may want to download LicenseServer from the Altova website at the same time as you download MapForce Server, rather than download it at a later time.


Install MapForce 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 MapForce Server with the following command:

[Debian]:   sudo dpkg --install mapforceserver-2024-debian.deb

[Ubuntu]:   sudo dpkg --install mapforceserver-2024-ubuntu.deb

[CentOS]:   sudo rpm -ivh mapforceserver-2024-1.x86_64.rpm

[RedHat]:   sudo rpm -ivh mapforceserver-2024-1.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 MapForce Server package will be installed in the folder:



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