When will this document be updated (installing Java and MySQL)

Contributor II

[https://www.jamf.com/jamf-nation/articles/28/installing-java-and-mysql](link URL)

This document is outdated and possible on some point not correct..

I am focused on the installing MySQL part in combination with Ubuntu 16.04

The Ubuntu version is not mentioned at all... But what will go wrong (as in unsupported version)
If you simple install mysql-server you will get the latest version which is 5.7 and this version is not supported by JAMF. (yet)

Maybe it is supported for new installations but I could not find that info.

So back to my question, when will this document be updated?


New Contributor II

IMO, there is no need to update the document...but there is a need to adapt Jamf products to support MySQL versions, that are released on the market since approx 1 year now (feature request open : https://www.jamf.com/jamf-nation/feature-requests/5099/create-innodb-tables-by-default-+-support-mysql-5-7)

Contributor II


I second your point. I can manage to install all the requirements but JAMF should update there product support.

Contributor II

hmm As I am running into an issue with the JSSDatabaseUtil.jar... I am wondering if I was correct saying Ubuntu 16.04 is supported....

I cannot find it in the documentation... 😞

Valued Contributor

As of 9.96, Ubuntu 16.04 is not supported:


JSS Installer for Linux The JSS Installer for Linux requires a server with: A 64-bit capable Intel processor 2 GB of RAM 400 MB of disk space available One of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server (64-bit) Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server (64-bit) Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, or 7.0 Open Java Development Kit (OpenJDK) 7 or 8 For installation instructions, go to http://openjdk.java.net/install/. MySQL Enterprise Edition 5.5.x or 5.6.x (recommended), or MySQL Community Server 5.5.x or 5.6.x, available at:https://www.mysql.com/downloads/ Wget utility installed Ports 8443 and 8080 available

Contributor III

@rblass I would suggest asking jamf support about if they have performed any internal testing on the "unsupported" versions (and their results so far) and/or if they are aware of any customers (and their experiences) with the "unsupported" versions. Granted, most customers will stay with supported, recommended versions; however, there is usually always a customer taking it a step further. 🙂

I would agree with you on updating the requirements. From what I have heard "unofficially", MySQL 5.7 does work, but since jamf has not updated the document and make it "supported", it is prudent for our enterprise environment to stay with the older, "supported" MySQL 5.5/5.6.