Forum: Installation

Post: Am I missing something here?

Am I missing something here?
Jul 17, 2011
I have just downloaded voltDB (I really want to play with this!). I untar it and I see 2 .jar files files in the voltDB directory (I'm assuming this is distributed in a binary format, I saw no make files etc.).

I install openjdk-6-jre since I am running Natty Narwhal 64-bit Ubuntu.

(I am assuming the voltdb is the server program and voltdb-client is the client, yes?)

after installation, I click run the .jar and I get nada. So I pull up the bash shell and type java -jar voltdb.jar (Failed to load main class manifest attribute from voltdb)

What is this about?

Am I even on the right track here? the installation documentation just seems to cover the extraction and not installation.
re: Am I missing something here?
Jul 18, 2011

I recommend reading our "Getting Started with VoltDB" documentation at, it will help you understand how to create and run a simple application. If you'd prefer to download a PDF it is available at

All of our documentation is available online, the directory is at