This page briefly outlines the installation of Lasso Professional 8.6 for each supported platform.
You can download Lasso Professional 8.6 for FREE and run Lasso in "developer mode", which is fully functional but limited to 5 IP's and 200 connections per minute, so it will not support full deployment. Come back and buy the license to unlock its full power when you are convinced that Lasso gives you everything you need—and more!
Recommended reading before you install
Lasso is a middleware product which relies on third-party web servers and databases for smooth operation. For late-breaking documentation updates, please consult the Errata directory.
View table of supported operating systems and versions
Read the full installation guide
The latest release of Lasso Professional Server 8.6 for Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6 can be found here:
Download Lasso_Pro_184.108.40.206_Mac.tar.gz (79 MB)
Once downloaded, expand the archive and run the installer which will guide you through the installation process.
To install Lasso Professional 8.6 on Mac OS X 10.7 or 10.8 (client or server editions), manual installation of the Apache Connector is required:
sudo chmod 755 Lasso8ConnectorforApache2.2.so sudo cp Lasso8ConnectorforApache2.2.so /usr/libexec/apache2/ sudo apachectl configtest
And if the output is "Syntax OK", run:
sudo apachectl restart
If the output is not "Syntax OK", please contact LassoSoft support.
The current version of Lasso Professional 8.6 (220.127.116.11) needs its config file moved to the new Apache base directory. After installing, run these commands in Terminal:
sudo mv /etc/apache2/users/lasso8.conf /Library/Server/Web/Config/apache2/other/ sudo apachectl restart
The latest release of Lasso Professional Server 8.6 for Microsoft Windows can be found here:
Download Lasso_Pro_18.104.22.168_Win.zip (46 MB)
Once downloaded, expand the archive and run the installer which will guide you through the installation process. For detailed installation and setup instructions, see the Installing Lasso Professional 8.6 for Windows page.
Instructions for installing Lasso 8.6 and FileMaker Server 11 on 64-bit Windows are available.
Please note: you must uninstall/remove any previous installation of Lasso prior to installing updates.
Instructions for upgrading ImageMagick on CentOS 5 are available.
See this article if Lasso 8.6 fails to start on boot.
To install Lasso Processional Server from an rpm, download the appropriate file and run:
yum install java-openjdk libicu ImageMagick unixODBC rpm -ivh name-of-file.rpm
32-bit CentOS 5: Lasso-Professional-22.214.171.124-5.i386.rpm (24Mb)
64-bit CentOS 5: Lasso-Professional-126.96.36.199-5.x86_64.rpm (24 Mb)
Once Lasso Professional 8.6 has been installed, download and install the appropriate Apache2 connector:
A documentation rpm is also available: Lasso-Documentation-8.6-5.i386.rpm (9.1Mb)
Please see this tech note if you have difficulties with Lasso Professional 8.6 not starting on boot.
If you had 8.6b3, please uninstall first.
To get the names of any previous packages, execute the following:
rpm -qa | grep Lasso
then remove each packages with:
rpm -e name-of-package
before performing the yum install as noted below. [Uninstall tips kindly provided by Steffan Cline]
To install Lasso Professional Server 8.6 via yum, the LassoSoft yum repository must be configured on the server. Create
/etc/yum.repos.d/LassoSoft.repo if it doesn't already exist and enter the following:
[lassosoft] name=LassoSoft baseurl=http://centosyum.lassosoft.com/ enabled=1 gpgcheck=0
To install Lasso Professional Server on CentOS 5 32-bit:
yum install Lasso-Professional-Apache2
To install Lasso Professional Server on CentOS 5 64-bit:
yum install Lasso-Professional-Apache2.x86_64
To update Lasso Professional Server:
yum update Lasso-Professional