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 22.214.171.124 nameserver 126.96.36.199
And now I can access my mail server.
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.
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
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
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
../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 installationhttp://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.