RazorSQL Installation Information

Windows Native Installer

Windows Zip File

Mac OS X

Linux / Unix

Windows Native Installer: (razorsql_<version>_setup.exe)

This installer is recommended for most users.

The advantages of the native installer are that it can automatically create desktop icons, start program shortcuts, and uninstall links. Also, because it uses lzma compression, the download is much smaller than the equivalent zip compressed file.

The disadvantage of the native installer is that the default location it installs to may require admin rights, so users without admin rights would have to change this location. Also, on Windows vista, some security notice prompts may display during the install process.

To install using the native installer, simply download the exe file and launch it. Follow the prompts to install RazorSQL. Launch RazorSQL either from the start menu or the created desktop icon.

Windows Zip File: (razorsql_<version>_windows.zip)

This download does not require admin rights. Simply download the zip file, extract it and open the razorsql<version> directory and launch razorsql.exe.

Mac OS X

The Mac OS X download is a .dmg (disk image) file.

To install, download the .dmg file to your machine. Double click the .dmg file. This should open a window showing RazorSQL<verison>.app. Drag the .app file to your Applications folder or wherever you want it to reside. Double-click the .app file to launch RazorSQL.

Linux

To install, download and unzip razorsql<version>_linux.zip Open a terminal window. Navigate to the directory where you unzipped the file and then to the razorsql<version> directory.

Launch the shell script:

sh razorsql.sh (you may need to execute a chmod on razorsql.sh before launching -- chmod 755 razorsql.sh)

Solaris / Unix

RazorSQL requires Java 1.4 or greater. Java 1.5 or 1.6 is recommended.

Download and unzip razorsql4_2_9.zip. Open a terminal window. Navigate to the directory where you unzipped the zip file and then to the razorsql4_2_9 directory.

Either launch the shell script or the executable jar file:

./razorsql.sh (you may need to execute a chmod on razorsql.sh before launching -- chmod 755 razorsql.sh)

or

java -jar razorsql.jar

If java is not in the path, type the full path to the java program, for example:

/usr/jdk1.6.0_04/bin/java -jar razorsql.jar

If using the shell script and java is not in the path, make sure to edit the script so that the full path to java is specified.