Altova RaptorXML Server 2024

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


cp /opt/Altova/RaptorXMLServer2024/etc/*.tool /opt/Altova/FlowForceServer2024/tools


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


Uninstall RaptorXML Server

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


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

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

[CentOS, RedHat]:   sudo rpm -e raptorxmlserver


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

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


Download the RaptorXML Server Linux package

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


Install RaptorXML 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 RaptorXML Server with the following command:

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

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

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

[RedHat]:   sudo rpm -ivh raptorxml-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 RaptorXML Server package will be installed in the folder:



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