The content below if for Apache Syncope 1.2 - for later versions the Getting Started guide is available.
Download the latest .deb packages from Syncope website.
Install Apache Tomcat 7 and PostgreSQL
Use the PostgreSQL JDBC driver with Tomcat
/etc/default/tomcat7 with the following:
Install Apache Syncope core and console via the downloaded packages
Create a database for usage with Apache Syncope
Wait some time depending on the strength of your hardware and then point your favorite browser to http://localhost:8080/syncope-console/ - you're all set.