Fully functional Lotus Domino Administrator in Linux

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.

Needed tools:

Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04 64bit alpha3

Wine version 1.1.39

Lotus Domino Administrator 8.5.1FP1 for windows

Procedure:

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:\somethingremove 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.

cd /home/usernamne/Notes

wine admin.exe

5) Optional:

Create a start up script admin.sh. Mine looks like this:

cd /home/username/Notes
WINEDLLOVERRIDES=”mfc42=n,msvcp60=n,oleacc=n” wine admin.exe

I run the script this this command “sh admin.sh”.

Here is the result:

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10 Responses to “Fully functional Lotus Domino Administrator in Linux”

  1. Matteo Bisi Says:

    Great News!

    Thanks

  2. tilaune Says:

    Great to can work with the admin client .. but the designer does not work at this time ;-(

  3. Christoph Says:

    That’s really good news. I assume, the installation would work in the 32bit version also? Anything special about it?

  4. Marcos Says:

    Awesome! Tried this today and it worked like charm.

  5. AleAlb Says:

    Great !
    I try with :
    Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04-2 64bit
    Wine version 1.2.2
    Lotus Domino Administrator 8.5.2 for windows
    Result :
    Admin work
    Designer dont’ work
    Lotus Notes dont’ work

    Ty for all.
    Ale.

  6. Lotus Domino – Installer le client d’admin, designer et Lotus | Cyberscooty's Wiki Says:

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  8. Cyberscooty Says:

    Ubuntu + Wine 1.3 =
    Admin work
    Designer work
    Lotus Notes work

    perfect. Thx!

  9. Rene Says:

    Any tips for Domino Administrator 9.0 in linux (ubuntu)?

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