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Install Lotus Notes 9 on Ubuntu 13.04 64 bits

June 21, 2013 8 comments

First of all, try the installation process specified in the section “Modify the deb package and install again”. This post is the full log of my installation, but I have had to reinstall again following the steps of this section because the system became unstable.

Lets try to install the new Lotus Notes 9 in my fresh installation of Ubuntu 13.04 64 bits.

First of all, a quick view of Usable software backlog blog, a must of every Lotus Notes on Ubuntu user: http://usablesoftware.wordpress.com/2013/03/21/quick-guide-installing-notes-9-on-ubuntu-13-04-beta1-64bit/

I tried to install and I get a lot of dependencies (intentionally suppressed some lines of the output):


$ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs libgnomeprint2.2-0:i386 libg  nomeprintui2.2-0:i386 libgnomevfs2-bin:i386 libgnome2-0:i386 libgnomeui-0:i386 libjpeg62:i386

S'instaŀlaran els següents paquets extres:
bluez-alsa:i386 esound-common gcc-4.7-base:i386 glib-networking:i386 gstreamer0.10-plugins-base:i386
gstreamer0.10-plugins-good:i386 gstreamer0.10-x:i386 gtk2-engines:i386 gtk2-engines-murrine:i386
[...]
libxt6 libxt6:i386 libxtst6 libxtst6:i386 libxv1 libxv1:i386 libxxf86vm1 libxxf86vm1:i386 mysql-common
odbcinst odbcinst1debian2 odbcinst1debian2:i386 xaw3dg:i386 zlib1g:i386
Paquets suggerits:
murrine-themes:i386 kde-config-gtk-style:i386 libpam-ldap:i386 libpam-winbind:i386 libnss-ldap:i386 nas:i386
[...]
libsasl2-modules-sql:i386 libsasl2-modules-gssapi-mit:i386 libsasl2-modules-gssapi-heimdal:i386 speex:i386
Paquets recomanats:
libtxc-dxtn0:i386 xml-core:i386
Es SUPRIMIRAN els paquets següents:
libgnomecups1.0-1 libgnomeprint2.2-0
S'instaŀlaran els paquets NOUS següents:
bluez-alsa:i386 esound-common gcc-4.7-base:i386 glib-networking:i386 gstreamer0.10-plugins-base:i386
[...]
libxt6:i386 libxtst6:i386 libxv1:i386 libxxf86vm1:i386 mysql-common odbcinst odbcinst1debian2
odbcinst1debian2:i386 xaw3dg:i386 zlib1g:i386
S'actualitzaran els paquets següents:
libasound2 libcupsfilters1 libdbus-1-3 libegl1-mesa libegl1-mesa-drivers libgl1-mesa-dri libgl1-mesa-glx
libglapi-mesa libgnutls26 libgudev-1.0-0 libtiff5 libudev1 libx11-6 libx11-xcb1 libxcb-dri2-0 libxcb-glx0
libxcb-render0 libxcb-shm0 libxcb1 libxcursor1 libxext6 libxfixes3 libxi6 libxinerama1 libxml2 libxp6
libxrandr2 libxrender1 libxt6 libxtst6 libxv1 libxxf86vm1
32 actualitzats, 281 nous a instaŀlar, 2 a suprimir i 79 no actualitzats.
S'ha d'obtenir 93,8 MB d'arxius.
Després d'aquesta operació s'empraran 292 MB d'espai en disc addicional.
Voleu continuar [S/n]?

Once installed this bunch of packages, I try to install notes with –force-depends option, as suggested Charlie in the comments (I can see unsatisfied dependencies on some essential packages, as grep, see below for details) :


$ sudo dpkg --force-depends -i ibm-notes-9.0.i586.deb

S'està preparant per a reemplaçar ibm-notes 9.0-20130309.0942 (emprant ibm-notes-9.0.i586.deb)…
S'està desempaquetant el reemplaçament de ibm-notes…

dpkg: ibm-notes: problemes de dependències, però es configurarà igualment tal i com heu demanat:
ibm-notes depèn de gdb.
ibm-notes depèn de grep.
ibm-notes depèn de libcupsys2.
ibm-notes depèn de libgconf2-4.
ibm-notes depèn de libgnome-desktop-2 | libgnome-desktop-2-7 | libgnome-desktop-2-11 | libgnome-desktop-2-17 | libgnome-desktop-3-2.
ibm-notes depèn de libpam0g.
ibm-notes depèn de libxkbfile1.

S'està configurant ibm-notes (9.0-20130309.0942)…
S'estan processant els activadors per a bamfdaemon…
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
S'estan processant els activadors per a desktop-file-utils…
S'estan processant els activadors per a gnome-menus…

And it works fine, with no extra karmic libs as with other installations (http://myotragusbalearicus.wordpress.com/2012/01/12/install-lotus-notes-8-5-3-on-ubuntu-11-10-64-bits-with-gnome3/).

Collateral damages

When I try to install other packages, I’m getting errors. When I try to fix them, I get this error (slightly different from Usable Software’s blog):


$ sudo apt-get install gimp
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
gimp : Depends: libgimp2.0 (>= 2.8.4) but it is not going to be installed
Depends: libgimp2.0 (<= 2.8.4-z) but it is not going to be installed
Depends: gimp-data (>= 2.8.4) but it is not going to be installed
Depends: gimp-data (<= 2.8.4-z) but it is not going to be installed
Depends: libbabl-0.1-0 (>= 0.1.10) but it is not going to be installed
Depends: libgegl-0.2-0 (>= 0.2.0) but it is not going to be installed
Depends: libwebkitgtk-1.0-0 (>= 1.3.10) but it is not going to be installed
ibm-notes:i386 : Depends: gdb:i386 but it is not going to be installed
Depends: grep:i386 but it is not going to be installed
Depends: libcupsys2:i386 but it is not installable
Depends: libgconf2-4:i386 but it is not going to be installed
Depends: libgnome-desktop-2:i386 but it is not installable or
libgnome-desktop-2-7:i386 but it is not installable or
libgnome-desktop-2-11:i386 but it is not installable or
libgnome-desktop-2-17:i386 but it is not going to be installed or
libgnome-desktop-3-2:i386 but it is not installable
Depends: libpam0g:i386 but it is not going to be installed
Depends: libxkbfile1:i386 but it is not going to be installed
Recommends: ttf-xfree86-nonfree:i386 but it is not installable
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).

And If I try the suggested -f (–fix-broken) option, I get into panic mode:


$ sudo apt-get -f install
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Correcting dependencies... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
gdb:i386 libpython2.7:i386 libpython2.7-minimal:i386 libpython2.7-stdlib:i386 libpython3-stdlib:i386 libpython3.3-minimal:i386
libpython3.3-stdlib:i386 libreadline6:i386
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following extra packages will be installed:
gdb:i386 grep:i386 libpython2.7:i386 libpython2.7-minimal:i386 libpython2.7-stdlib:i386 libpython3-stdlib:i386
libpython3.3-minimal:i386 libpython3.3-stdlib:i386 libreadline6:i386
Suggested packages:
gdb-doc:i386 gdbserver:i386
The following packages will be REMOVED:
gdb grep ibm-notes:i386
The following NEW packages will be installed:
gdb:i386 grep:i386 libpython2.7:i386 libpython2.7-minimal:i386 libpython2.7-stdlib:i386 libpython3-stdlib:i386
libpython3.3-minimal:i386 libpython3.3-stdlib:i386 libreadline6:i386
WARNING: The following essential packages will be removed.
This should NOT be done unless you know exactly what you are doing!
grep
0 upgraded, 9 newly installed, 3 to remove and 87 not upgraded.
Need to get 9956 kB of archives.
After this operation, 829 MB disk space will be freed.
You are about to do something potentially harmful.
To continue type in the phrase 'Yes, do as I say!'
?] no
Abort.

So, I decided to remove and purge lotus-notes package and fix packages again (now it’s ok, 0 packages to remove):


$ sudo dpkg --purge ibm-notes:i386
(Reading database ... 181976 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing ibm-notes ...
Purging configuration files for ibm-notes ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus ...

$ sudo apt-get -f install
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 87 not upgraded.

Modify the deb package and install again

For me this has worked. So If you have the same scenario as me (Lotus Notes 9.0 and Ubuntu 13.04 64 bits), it’s preferable to modify the deb package and install with no dependencies (see the Collateral damages section). Maybe you’ll have to install some dependencies if it does not work for you (I already installed it at the begginning of the post, but maybe some of them are unnecessary).

First of all, modify the dependencies of the ibm-notes-9.0.i586.deb package (see http://usablesoftware.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/install-lotus-notes-8-5-3-on-ubuntu-12-04-64bit/ for instructions on unpacking and repacking the deb package):

  • Extract the deb file
  • Go to DEBIAN folder
  • Edit the control file
  • Clear the pre-depends and depends lines:
Pre-Depends: libgnomeprint2.2-0, libgnomeprintui2.2-0
Depends: gdb, coreutils, unzip, bash, procps, grep, sed, libart-2.0-2, libasound2, libatk1.0-0, libbonobo2-0, libbonoboui2-0, libc6, libcupsys2, libfontconfig1, libfreetype6, libgcc1, libgconf2-4, libgtk2.0-0, libglib2.0-0, libgnome2-0, libgnomecanvas2-0, libgnome-desktop-2 | libgnome-desktop-2-7 | libgnome-desktop-2-11 | libgnome-desktop-2-17 | libgnome-desktop-3-2, libgnomeui-0, libgnomevfs2-0, libglib2.0-0, libice6, libjpeg62, liborbit2, libpam0g, libpango1.0-0, libpng12-0, libpopt0, libsm6, libstdc++6, libx11-6, libxcursor1, libxext6, libxft2, libxi6, libxkbfile1, libxml2, libxp6, libxrender1, libxss1, libxt6, libxtst6, libz1

Change it for:

Pre-Depends:
Depends:
  • Now go to the root folder again rename the original deb file.
  • Generate the deb package again (install the package dpkg-dev if you don’t have the dpkg-deb command) and reinstall it(now you don’t need to force dependencies):

$ dpkg-deb -b ibm-notes-9.0.i586
dpkg-deb: building package `ibm-notes' in `ibm-notes-9.0.i586.deb'.
$ chmod +x ibm-notes-9.0.i586.deb

$ sudo dpkg -i ibm-notes-9.0.i586.deb
Selecting previously unselected package ibm-notes.
(Reading database ... 161789 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking ibm-notes (from ibm-notes-9.0.i586.deb) ...
Setting up ibm-notes (9.0-20130309.0942) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus ...

And now you can run Lotus Notes 9 Social Edition:

Lotus Notes 9 Social Edition

Lotus Notes 9

Lotus Notes error: The remote server is not a known TCP/IP host

January 19, 2012 1 comment

When I try to open my Lotus Notes mail on Ubuntu 11.10 I get this error:

Notes error: The remote server is not a known TCP/IP host

The problem is in resolv.conf. As my server in notes.ini has a shortname, I must add the search clause in /etc/resolv.conf:

search mydomain.com
nameserver 1.2.3.4
nameserver 5.6.7.8

And now I can access my mail server.

Categories: lotus notes, ubuntu

Install Lotus Notes 8.5.3 on Ubuntu 11.10 64 bits (with gnome3)

January 12, 2012 12 comments

I use Lotus Notes at work (not for pleasure), and I’ve already installed Lotus Notes 8.5.1 on Ubuntu 11.04 64 bits.

But due to a crash in my Ubuntu, I have had to reinstall Ubuntu 11.10 64 bits on top of the 11.04 installation. I reuse my partitions to install Ubuntu (home, etc.), and then I’ve followed this post to install the new Lotus Notes 8.5.3.

http://usablesoftware.wordpress.com/2011/10/10/install-lotus-notes-8-5-3-en-on-ubuntu-11-04-64bit/

Don’t forget to install the libs at the bottom of the post before installing lotus notes.

In my case, as I reuse the old partitions, when I first install lotus notes, I get an error:


cat: /opt/ibm/lotus/notes/framework/rcp/systemdata/logs/rcplauncher.log: File or folder does not exists

cat: /tmp/rcplauncher.log: File or folder does not exists

So, i moved bak the old folders of the prior installation (8.5.1), the lotus folder at home, and the /opt/ibm folder:


mv ~/lotus ~/lotus.bak

sudo mv /opt/ibm /opt/ibm.bak

And now the installation works fine.
After install, I move back my notes.ini, user.id, bookparks.nsf and names.nsf from my old installation to ~/lotus/notes/data/.

Then, I’m still getting some issues with blank screens, so, like in prior installations of notes in ubuntu with the same problem, I’ve copied these libraries to /opt/ibm/lotus/notes:

wget http://www.benkevan.com/upload/lotus_notes/libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0
wget http://www.benkevan.com/upload/lotus_notes/libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so.0
wget http://www.benkevan.com/upload/lotus_notes/libgdk_pixbuf_xlib-2.0.so.0
wget http://www.benkevan.com/upload/lotus_notes/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0
sudo mv *. so.0 /opt/ibm/lotus/notes
And now I can enjoy Lotus Notes apps!

“Save Failed, File cannot be created”, Lotus Notes 8.5.1 on Ubuntu 10.10 64 bits

January 28, 2011 Leave a comment

When I want to save an attachment in a Lotus Notes ad-hoc application, I’m getting this error.

I can open the attachment (via context menu – open), but I cannot save it. I neither can attach files to the application (in a rich text field of a document of the application).

This error is intermittent, now it let’s me save attachments, now not. This is annoying

I’ve read in some posts that finally it seems that Lotus Notes 8.5.2 works fine in ubuntu (32 bits). I’ll give it a try in ubuntu 64 bits.

Updated feb-11 2011

Finally I found the problem!

To be honest, the error wasn’t intermitent. It only happened when I tried to save a file that has special characters (ñ, ç, tildes like à, á, …) in the filename or in the folder I wanted to save it. My native language is catalan, so I have a lot of files like this.

I knew that I did something wrong to get this error, and I remembered that a couple of days ago I was messing with the locales, as I posted here http://myotragusbalearicus.wordpress.com/2011/01/28/howto-change-t…cale-in-ubuntu/ and I missed one thing.

After changing the locale via language selector (System -> Administration -> Language support), today I’ve noticed that my LANG was incorrect:


$ locale

LANG=ca_ES.we8iso885915
LC_CTYPE="ca_ES.utf8"
LC_NUMERIC="ca_ES.utf8"
LC_TIME="ca_ES.utf8"
LC_COLLATE="ca_ES.utf8"
LC_MONETARY="ca_ES.utf8"
LC_MESSAGES="ca_ES.utf8"
LC_PAPER="ca_ES.utf8"
LC_NAME="ca_ES.utf8"
LC_ADDRESS="ca_ES.utf8"
LC_TELEPHONE="ca_ES.utf8"
LC_MEASUREMENT="ca_ES.utf8"
LC_IDENTIFICATION="ca_ES.utf8"
LC_ALL=ca_ES.utf8

I checked again Language support and the text tab was empty (with no language selected). I selected Catalan again, applied to all the system and then reboot… but still doesn’t work!

Reviewing this bug in launchpad https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gdm/+bug/553162 i checked again the locale and noticed thant LANG was still wrong. I exported it and reboot (assigning also the LANGUAGES environment variable), and now all works fine and I can save files from Lotus Notes. Now my locale looks like this:


$ locale
LANG=ca_ES.utf8
LANGUAGE=ca_ES@euro:ca
LC_CTYPE="ca_ES.utf8"
LC_NUMERIC="ca_ES.utf8"
LC_TIME="ca_ES.utf8"
LC_COLLATE="ca_ES.utf8"
LC_MONETARY="ca_ES.utf8"
LC_MESSAGES="ca_ES.utf8"
LC_PAPER="ca_ES.utf8"
LC_NAME="ca_ES.utf8"
LC_ADDRESS="ca_ES.utf8"
LC_TELEPHONE="ca_ES.utf8"
LC_MEASUREMENT="ca_ES.utf8"
LC_IDENTIFICATION="ca_ES.utf8"
LC_ALL=ca_ES.utf8

Upgrade lotus notes 8.5 on Ubuntu 10.04

I’ve already been using Lotus Notes 8.5 in Ubuntu 9.10 64 bits for a long time, without (major) problems.

Now I’ve upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 and when I try to run notes:

mike@l3neelavathi:/tmp$ cd /opt/ibm/lotus/notes/framework
mike@

l3neelavathi

:/opt/ibm/lotus/notes/framework$ ../notes

../notes: error while loading shared libraries: libesd.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Googling I found this page where explains a clean installation

http://usablesoftware.wordpress.com/2010/03/09/installing-lotus-notes-8-5-1-fp1-on-ubuntu-10-04-lucid-lynx-64bit/

Instead of installing all the steps, I've gone directly to step 4:

4) Installing compatibility libraries part 1:
cd /tmp
 wget http://frozenfox.freehostia.com/cappy/getlibs-all.deb
 sudo dpkg -i getlibs-all.deb
 sudo getlibs -p libgnomeprintui2.2-0 libgnomeprint2.2-0 libgnomevfs2-0  libgnomeui-0 libxkbfile1 libstartup-notification0 libsepol1 libselinux1  libgsf-1-114 libgsf-1-dev librsvg2-2 librsvg2-common libavahi-client3  libavahi-common3 libavahi-glib1 libbonoboui2-0 libcroco3 libdbus-1-3  libdbus-glib-1-2  libgnome2-0 libgnomecanvas2-0 libgnome-keyring0  libgnome-menu2 libesd0 gtk2-engines-murrine gtk2-engines  libgnome-desktop-2-17

And worked! I still get some error messages, but the client works fine:

Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module": /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/modules/libcanberra-gtk-module.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64

(Lotus Notes:5570): Gtk-WARNING **: /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/engines/libmurrine.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64

Trying toinstall the compatibility libraries part 2, but the server (www.benkevan.com) is temporary unavailable.

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