Installing TreeAge Pro on Linux platforms (Ubuntu example).

Installing TreeAgePro on Linux (Ubuntu example, similar to other Linux platforms).

Please note that we suggest using Firefox as the default browser to work with TreeAge Pro on Ubuntu.  Chrome browser seems to be incompatible with TreeAge Pro workbench kit.

1. Installing Java.

Java is required to run TreeAge Pro Installer and TreeAge Pro application.

You can obtain java from:
www.java.com

It is recommended that Java be installed in following directory path:

    /usr/java/

In a terminal window change to the directory in which you want to install. Type:
    cd <directory path name>

For example, to install the software in the /usr/java/ directory, Type:
    cd /usr/java/

Note about root access: To install Java in a system-wide location such as /usr/local, you must login as the root user to gain the necessary permissions. If you do not have root access, install the Java in your home directory or a sub directory for which you have write permissions
    Move the .tar.gz archive binary to the current directory.
    Unpack the tarball and install Java e.g.

    tar zxvf jre-7u7-linux-XXXX.tar.gz

    The Java files are installed in a directory called jre1.7.0_07 in the current directory.
    In this example, it is installed in the /usr/java/jre1.7.0_07 directory.
    Delete the .tar.gz file if you want to save disk space.

Check if java has been installed correctly, in the terminal window type command
    java -version

Example output you should receive:
    java version "1.7.0_71"
    Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_71-b14)
    Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 24.71-b01, mixed mode)

2. Configuring PATH variable.

If you do not get the Java version information, you probably need to configure your PATH variable.

The easiest method is to edit your .profile (hidden file). In Terminal in your home/YOUR_USER_NAME directory open your favorite editor and edit the .profile file.  For example using gedit text editor:
    gedit .profile

Add the line that specifies your installed Java path:

    PATH="$PATH:/usr/java/jre1.7.0_71/bin/"

Note: That your specific jre version is likely to be different.  TreeAge Pro is compatible with Java 6.0 and later.

3. Installing TreeAge Pro.

Download appropriate 32bit or 64bit installer from:
   www.treeage.com/install

In terminal window change directory to Downloads folder and execute install script as super user:
    cd Downloads
    sudo bash ./full-TreeAgeProSetup.sh

or if you have 64bit installer:
    sudo bash ./full-TreeAgeProSetup-x64.sh

Install TreeAge at a directory that you have administrative permissions to e.g.:
    /home/YOUR_USER_NAME/TreeAgePro

4. After installation TreeAge Pro still needs to be configured to use a specific Java Virtual Machine.

In your terminal window navigate to the TreeAge Pro installation directory:
   cd /home/YOUR_USER_NAME/TreeAgePro

Change permissions on the initialization file and the configuration directory:
   sudo chmod 777 TreeAgePro.ini
   sudo chmod 777 configuration

Edit the TreeAgePro.ini file with your favorite editor:

Insert 2 lines indicating the specific java virtual machine path:
   -vm
   /usr/java/jre1.7.0_71/bin

For example your TreeAgePro.ini file may look as follows:
   ...
   -name
   TreeAge
   Pro
   2015
   -vm
   /usr/java/jre1.7.0_71/bin
   -data
   @noDefault
   ...

5. Launch TreeAge Pro using Files and double clicking on TreeAgePro program icon. (Looks like a square that has been rotated 45 degrees to rest on its corner.

If Pick Workspace dialog appears on start up refer to this article: PICK WORKSPACE

Use TreeAge Pro menu HELP -> TreeAge Pro License Manager to authorize your installation of TreeAge Pro.

Note: that License Manager will open automatically if it does not find valid license information.


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