Altova FlowForce Server 2023 Advanced Edition

FlowForce 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 FlowForce Server

If you need to uninstall a previous version of FlowForce 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

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


Note:The command rpm -qa | grep flowforce will only give you server packages for FlowForce, whereas the command rpm -qa | grep server may list many unrelated server packages.


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


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

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

[CentOS, RedHat]:   sudo rpm -e flowforceserveradv


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

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


Download the FlowForce Server Linux package

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


Install FlowForce 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 FlowForce Server with the following command:

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

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

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

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



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