Instructions to install Jira Software on Mac are not found

Downloading the package for JIRA software gives the option to download for MAC but the download will give a .tar.gz file and no instructions for MAC are provided in the subsequent Confluence page.

Only Windows, Linux and Solaris seem to be supported. Do those instructions exist or is MAC just not supported?

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It's not officially supported, but you can just follow the instructions for Linux and you'll find it works.

Linux instructions refer to a .bin file, not a .tar.gz

I've run

#tar -zxvf atlassian-jira-software-7.1.9.tar.gz 

and it does appear successful as a process, but doesn't lead to an installation setup as described in the Linux instructions.

My apologies, yes, I should have said you need to follow the tar.gz route.  I don't know if the installer binaries work on a Mac, I haven't tried them on one recently (I use the tar.gz or Adaptavist scripts!)

With the tar.gz installation, you should unzip it somewhere that you want to run it, I then tend to edit the jira-application.properties file under /<install>/atlassian-jira/WEB-INF/classes to set a "home" directory, then go into /bin and run start-jira.sh - that should get you to a running JIRA with the initial setups

Yes, I avoid installers that don't tell me what they are doing, or are not idempotent

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