The installation process depends on the distribution type and your Operational System.

Windows / MacOS Installer

The installer distribution is the recommended way to install DBeaver on Windows and MacOS X. It is the most lightweight method due to the advanced archiving technology that is uses and that is not available in the case of installation using ZIP archive. Besides this, the installer automatically upgrades DBeaver to the new version, if a previous version is already installed. To install DBeaver, run the installer executable and follow the instructions in its screens.

NOTE:

  • The installer does not change any system settings or the Java installation.
  • The included JRE will be accessible only for DBeaver.

ZIP Archive

When installing DBeaver manually, without using an installer:

  1. Install Java 1.8.
  2. Extract the contents of the archive.
    NOTE: Do not unzip the archive over a previous DBeaver version. If you already have any version of DBeaver extracted in the same location - remove it before unzipping the new version.
    NOTE: All configurations, scripts and other necessary data are stored in a separate location (usually in the user`s home directory) so the program deinstallation does not affect them.

  3. Run the dbeaver executable.

Debian Package

To install DBeaver using a Debian package:

  1. Run sudo dpkg -i dbeaver-<version>.deb.
  2. Execute dbeaver &.

RPM Package

To install DBeaver using RPM package:

  1. Run sudo rpm -ivh dbeaver-<version>.rpm.
  2. Execute dbeaver &.

NOTE: To upgrade DBeaver to the next version, use sudo rpm -Uvh dbeaver-<version>.rpm parameter.

MacOS DMG

You can try DMG or ZIP archive if you cannot use PKG installer for some reason.
To install DBeaver on MacOS, just drag-and-drop the DMG archive to your disk.
NOTE: DBeaver requires Java 1.8 to be installed, so you need to install JDK 1.8+ prior to installing DBeaver.

You can also use brew:

brew install Caskroom/cask/java