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Installing Yellowfin using a .jar file via the command box
Frequently Asked Question

If you are using Windows, you may think you can only use the .exe file for installing Yellowfin, however this is not the case.
You can also use the cross-platformer install file (.jar).

But why would you want to use the .jar when you can double-click on an .exe file?
Well, installing with the .jar allows you to add a few special Java parameters, which could help resolve a few issues.

If you don't have the cross-platform installer, you can download it from here.

The command below will need to be run in the command prompt with full admin rights.

Java –jar <install file path>

The -Xmx switch can also be used to increase the amount of Java memory allocated to the installer.

Example: my installation file is located on the root of c:\
Java –jar –Xmx1024m c:\yellowfin-20120703.jar

The above will run the installer and give it 1024mb of memory to run

If you run into any errors during installation, please send across screenshots of the errors, and also include the YellowfinInstallLog.

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Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:56 PM

These instructions are very basic and dont really help out anyone relatively new to Linux.

The first command you have listed starts the install
Next the install asks you for an install directory - where do you tell it to install the software on linux?


Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:11 AM