Installing Lotus Notes 8.5.3 on Linux Mint 201109 Debian Edition

It was a bit of trouble but now it works. The OS is 64bit and Lotus Notes 8.5.3 is sadly 32bit.

0) Modify notes package to not have any dependencies. Described here:
https://usablesoftware.wordpress.com/2010/12/17/install-lotus-notes-8-5-2-fixpack-1-in-ubuntu/

1) Install getlibs
Described here:
https://usablesoftware.wordpress.com/2011/02/01/download-link-for-getlibs/

2) Run these commands in a terminal window

apt-get install ia32-libs ia32-libs-gtk
getlibs -w http://ftp.se.debian.org/debian/pool/main/libg/libgnomeprint/libgnomeprint2.2-0_2.18.8-1_i386.deb
getlibs -w http://ftp.se.debian.org/debian/pool/main/libg/libgnomeprintui/libgnomeprintui2.2-0_2.18.6-1_i386.deb
getlibs -w http://ftp.se.debian.org/debian/pool/main/g/gnome-vfs/libgnomevfs2-0_2.24.4-1_i386.deb
getlibs -w http://ftp.se.debian.org/debian/pool/main/libg/libgnome/libgnome2-0_2.32.1-1_i386.deb
getlibs -w http://ftp.se.debian.org/debian/pool/main/libg/libgnomeui/libgnomeui-0_2.24.5-2_i386.deb
getlibs -w http://ftp.se.debian.org/debian/pool/main/a/avahi/libavahi-glib1_0.6.30-5_i386.deb
sudo ln -s /usr/lib32/i386-linux-gnu/libavahi-glib.so.1 /usr/lib32/
getlibs -w http://ftp.se.debian.org/debian/pool/main/libb/libbonoboui/libbonoboui2-0_2.24.3-1_i386.deb
getlibs -w http://ftp.se.debian.org/debian/pool/main/libg/libgnome-keyring/libgnome-keyring0_3.0.0-2_i386.deb
getlibs -p mint-x-theme mint-artwork-debian
getlibs -w http://ftp.se.debian.org/debian/pool/main/g/gtk2-engines-murringtk2-engines-murrine_0.98.1.1-3_i386.deb
getlibs -w http://ftp.se.debian.org/debian/pool/main/g/gtk2-engines-aurora/gtk2-engines-aurora_1.5.1-2_i386.deb
getlibs -w http://ftp.se.debian.org/debian/pool/main/g/gtk+2.0/gtk2-engines-pixbuf_2.24.4-3_i386.deb

3) Do installation
dpkg -i –force-all ibm-lotus-notes-8.5.3.i586.deb
dpkg -i –force-all ibm-lotus-feedreader-8.5.3.i586.deb
dpkg -i –force-all ibm-lotus-sametime-8.5.3.i586.deb

Note:

Sametime audio/video is probably broken since it needs more 32bit libraries.

 

Update 20111017:

This guide is already outdated since packages have new higher version. To install lookup the latest package in the same version. Also I tried my own instructions on a fresh install of LMDE and this does not work. I am debugging this and hope to find answer soon:

# dpkg -i –force-all ibm-lotus-notes-8.5.3.i586.deb
dpkg: warning: overriding problem because –force enabled:
package architecture (i386) does not match system (amd64)
(Reading database … 199164 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace ibm-lotus-notes 8.5.3-20110916.0921 (using ibm-lotus-notes-8.5.3.i586.deb) …
Unpacking replacement ibm-lotus-notes …

Setting up ibm-lotus-notes (8.5.3-20110916.0921) …
dpkg: error processing ibm-lotus-notes (–install):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 90
Processing triggers for gnome-menus …
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils …
Errors were encountered while processing:
ibm-lotus-notes

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3 Responses to “Installing Lotus Notes 8.5.3 on Linux Mint 201109 Debian Edition”

  1. Tobias Karnat Says:

    I have seen you post about Linux Mint Debian too late.
    However, I had success with a Debian Squeeze 32bit Chroot.
    Everything works out of the box, I just had to learn that xterm is required in the chroot to accept the license.

  2. Daniel Reichelt Says:

    I get the same “error processing ibm-lotus-notes (–install):
    subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 90” on Ubuntu 11.10 64bit but just with the german language packs

  3. usablesoftware Says:

    Hello Daniel

    Maybe there is some dependencies that the language pack do not have. Even if it is installed there can be problems if the OS is 64bit, because the 32bit dependencies (even if installed) gives problems.

    When swedish language pack arrives (december I think) I will give it a try.

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