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

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!
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  1. August 11, 2013 at 23:11

    Just installed Notes 9 on Ubuntu 64 without problems.
    Maybe upgrading to this version will solve all problems that I have read about the 8.5.x client.
    http://wp.me/p1CuQM-hQ
    For reading on how to

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  2. February 19, 2013 at 18:21

    Just to inform, I was running lotus notes 8.5.3 ok on an 12.04 at my job and after an upgrade (apt-get upgrade) it started to give me many parts of the notes as blank screens. I have just downloaded the *.so files to /opt/ibm/lotus/notes as suggested here and it solved the problem.

    Thank you!

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    • February 19, 2013 at 19:11

      Thanks Cartola!
      I suffered the same when I upgraded from Ubuntu 10.10 to 11.04. I had to reinstall the *.so libraries again.

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  3. cc
    April 9, 2012 at 21:43

    @miquel
    Just for posterity – installing 8.5.3 on lucid 32.
    I did a fresh install on a lucid (10.04 32-bit) and found the same ‘symlinks’ in /var/lib to the 4 libraries :

    – libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0 -> libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0.2000.1
    – libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so.0 -> libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so.0.2000.1
    – libgdk_pixbuf_xlib-2.0.so.0 -> libgdk_pixbuf_xlib-2.0.so.0.2000.1
    – libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 -> libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0.2000.1

    In 12.04 (32-bit) there are the same symlinks in /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu
    but they link to different libraries as seen below. (note : these newer libraries did not work)
    – libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0 -> libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0.2400.10
    – libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so.0 -> libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so.0.2600.0
    – libgdk_pixbuf_xlib-2.0.so.0 -> libgdk_pixbuf_xlib-2.0.so.0.2600.0
    – libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 -> libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0.2400.10

    Granted this thread is more ‘dedicated’ to installing on 64-bit Linux, but figured others may be looking for a 32-bit installation and some help there..
    That is how I found this thread.. 🙂
    cc

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    • April 10, 2012 at 9:02

      Thanks @cc. Although it’s for 64-bit linux, sure it will be usefull for those who try to install it on 32-bit linux.

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  4. cc
    April 5, 2012 at 17:37

    ppuskari :

    The 4 missing libraries should be included with the base product. Or at least mentioned in the readme file that comes with the client. Thank you so much for writing this blog. 8.5.3 works pretty well now for me on Ubuntu Desktop Linux 12.04 beta.

    The files you have listed are actually symlinks (at least they were on my installation)

    I was running 8.5.3 on Lucid (10.04) and had upgraded from 8.5.2.

    Doing a fresh install of 12.04 (32-bit) I just copied the files from the old hard drive

    /opt/ibm/lotus/notes
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 614340 Apr 5 11:15 libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0.2000.1
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 26 Apr 5 11:15 libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0 -> libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0.2000.1
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 100144 Apr 5 11:16 libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so.0.2000.1
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 29 Apr 5 11:16 libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so.0 -> libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so.0.2000.1
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 58888 Apr 5 11:18 libgdk_pixbuf_xlib-2.0.so.0.2000.1
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 34 Apr 5 11:19 libgdk_pixbuf_xlib-2.0.so.0 -> libgdk_pixbuf_xlib-2.0.so.0.2000.1
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4010744 Apr 5 11:19 libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0.2000.1
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 26 Apr 5 11:20 libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 -> libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0.2000.1

    Thanks for the work on this…
    cc

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    • April 5, 2012 at 19:45

      Thanks @cc.
      I had no symlinks in my system, so I had to install the libraries.

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  5. March 28, 2012 at 18:46

    I agree with you @ppuskari: I think it should, at least, be mentioned in the readme file.
    I’m glad to know that it works with 12.04 beta. I use Lotus Notes at work, and now I know I can upgrade to 12.04!

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  6. ppuskari
    March 28, 2012 at 5:26

    The 4 missing libraries should be included with the base product. Or at least mentioned in the readme file that comes with the client. Thank you so much for writing this blog. 8.5.3 works pretty well now for me on Ubuntu Desktop Linux 12.04 beta.

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  7. January 12, 2012 at 21:07

    LOL Lotus Notes *is* pleasure! But only when it works as intended by designers! 😉

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