Archive for April, 2011

Getting Lotus Notes 8.5.2 working in Ubuntu Natty Narwhal 64 bit


Thanks to a tip in the last post on this subject I finally got Lotus Notes 8.5.2 working in Natty.

Download tar.gz from

1) Extract to a folder
2) edit Makefile
– Put in “-m32” so it looks like this “gcc -Wall -Wextra -m32 `pkg-config …….”
3) Install libraries for compiling
– sudo apt-get install g++-multilib libgtk2.0-dev
4) run “make”
5) Make a symlink for another needed library
sudo ln -s /usr/lib32/i386-linux-gnu/ /usr/lib32/

sgh-lotus-notes_gtk2.23.3-d10b4b2$ sudo cp notes-wrapper /opt/ibm/lotus/notes/

Now do:
cd /opt/ibm/lotus/notes
and run


Lotus Notes 8.5.2 FP2 in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal 64bit beta 1


An old problem reappeared with Ubuntu Natty Narwhal 64bit and Lotus Notes. And the fix is the same as for Lotus Notes 8.5.1 in Lucid Lynx. This must be done in order to have buttons and scroll lists:

cd /tmp
sudo mv *.so.0 /opt/ibm/lotus/notes

This is how it looked before installing these libraries:

Even with these libraries Lotus Notes does not look that good, scrollbars etc are blocky and the native theme is not used. But the most important is to get it running.