Install JMARS on LInux

The purpose of this tutorial is to walk users through the process of downloading JMARS on a Linux PC.

Step 1: Installing JMARS

    • Go to the JMARS home page
    • Under "Public JMARS Downloads", Click on the appropriate Linux size for your machine. The website should automatically detect the system you are on. If it doesn't, click "Show other Installers"

Step 2: Downloading the installation script

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    • Once the file is downloaded, cd into the directory where you have the newly downloaded file.
    • Type "sh" and press enter to start the installation process.

Step 3: Set up user preferences

    • The first screen will ask you to select a Destination Directory for the JMARS application. Keep in mind that once a directory is selected, you cannot change it. After the directory is selected, click "Next"

    • The Next window that pops up is the Welcome window.
    • Click "Next" on the "Welcome to the JMARS Setup Wizard"

    • If you would like to create a symlink, click the box and enter the path you would like or leave the default path. Then click "Next"

    • Now the application should be downloading the files
    • This window is the memory window. There are two questions on this window, the first one indicates how much RAM you would like JMARS to use. The advanced section is for power users. It specifies the amount of memory each thread is allowed to use. It is strongly suggested that you leave the default to this option.
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    • The next window is the updates window. Here, you can specify how often you would like to update your JMARS application. If you click the drop down menu, there are five different options. "On Every Start" indicates that the JMARS application will search for any available updates every time you start JMARS up. "Daily" will check once a day, "Weekly" will check once a week, "Monthly" checks for available updates once a month and "Never" indicates that JMARS will never automatically check for updates. The user can check for updates whenever they please when JMARS opens. NOTE: When you download a new installer, you have the option to change the update schedule. Once you have selected an Update schedule, click "Next"

    • Next, you will see an installation Summary screen. If everything looks correct, click "Next".
    • After the files have downloaded, you will be asked to add a desktop Icon and to run JMARS. Select if you would like a start Menu or not for the JMARS application, then select "Finish"

Step 4: Opening JMARS

    • JMARS should automatically run after you complete the last window in step 3 but if it does not, double click the JMARS icon to open the application.
    • Next, two pop ups will happen. The first one will ask you if you would like to do an update. Before you answer, you must sign into JMARS first. You will be prompted to fill out your email and password. Fill out your email and password and select "OK". If you have not registered your email/password, you can do so on the JMARS home page. Under "Login" you can click "Create new account". You can also login as guest but some functionality will not be available to use.

    • The JMARS Main screen will open.
    • UPDATES:If your update has not been satisfied, and you would like to look for available updates, you can do so by going to the "Help" tab at the top of the JMARS screen and selecting "Check for updates".

    • If you open JMARS and your schedule is due for updates, a pop screen will ask you if you want to update. If you press cancel, you will only be able to update JMARS when you restart the application. The "Check for updates" will not work because you already pressed cancel.

Step 5: Removing JMARS

    • To remove JMARS from your Linux machine you must open a terminal and cd into at least one directory higher than where your JMARS was downloaded. For this to work, you can't have a JMARS session open.
    • In the terminal type "JMARS/", tab. You should see an option called "uninstall"
    • A window will pop up and ask if you would like to remove JMARS. If you would like to, click "Next". Then a progress bar will show you that the program is removing.