Yes we are finally here.
The Lotus Domino Administrator does work in Linux – Since when? – It recently just started working for me. Maybe it was 8.5.1 FixPack 1 which did the trick, or it was Wine version 1.1.39.
The Lotus Domino Administrator has worked partly before. But I was never enable to open the “console”, because the application would then crash immediately. Now this works!
Anyhow, this is how I did it.
Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04 64bit alpha3
Wine version 1.1.39
Lotus Domino Administrator 8.5.1FP1 for windows
1) Make sure that Wine 1.1.39 is installed. If unsure, pick upp the Terminal and write “wine –version”. If not 1.1.39 or later, then either go to http://www.winehq.org or install via “UbuntuTweak”.
2) Copy the installation files from Windows. For example, if the Domino Administrator is installed in C:\Program Files\IBM\Lotus\Notes\ (in windows) then copy this folder into your home-folder (in linux). For example /home/username/Notes
Now the Data-catalog is located in /home/username/Notes/Data (check to se if its there, also check if leading character is a “D” or a “d”).
3) Update notes.ini
Open up /home/username/Notes/notes.ini in a text editor.
Now replace Directory=C:\program files\ibm\lotus\notes\Data with /home/username/Notes/Data
Also, all lines that referr to C:\something – remove them all! Only the above line is important. If unsure, you can try to convert them all to “linux” path, but the above worked for me.
4) Fire up Lotus Domino Administrator and watch the magic.
Create a start up script admin.sh. Mine looks like this:
WINEDLLOVERRIDES=”mfc42=n,msvcp60=n,oleacc=n” wine admin.exe
I run the script this this command “sh admin.sh”.
Here is the result: