This post describes how to install soapUI on Ubuntu 11.10 and solve potential issues with installation.


  1. Download linux version ( file) of soapUI 4.0.1
  2. Unpack it to desired location
  3. Add execute permission to bin/ file: chmod +x bin/
  4. Run soapUI ./


If you get following exception after running and your application closes:

# A fatal error has been detected by the Java Runtime Environment:
#  SIGSEGV (0xb) at pc=0x00007f6490c0a5f1, pid=28611, tid=140070162761472
# JRE version: 6.0_29-b11
# Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (20.4-b02 mixed mode linux-amd64 compressed oops)
# Problematic frame:
# C  []  __float128+0xc01
# If you would like to submit a bug report, please visit:
# The crash happened outside the Java Virtual Machine in native code.
# See problematic frame for where to report the bug.

add -Dsoapui.jxbrowser.disable=true flag when executing soapUI.

In order to do so edit file and add the following line:

JAVA_OPTS="$JAVA_OPTS -Dsoapui.jxbrowser.disable=true"

Enjoy soapUI running.