Archive for May, 2012

Install Lotus Notes 8.5.3 on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit

2012/05/04

So here finally it comes – more detailed installation instructions. This time for the 64bit version of Precise Pangolin.

First uninstall all previous versions. Do this by “dpkg -l | grep lotus” then do “dpkg –purge name-of-lotus-package”. Also I cannot guarantee that the installation of 32bit libraries will not destroy aanyting else.

1) Create a folder for the files. In this case

mkdir ~/LN853install

cd ~/LN853install


2) Copy all Lotus files you want to install

tar xvf /media/externaldrive/Software/LotusNotes853/lotus_notes853_linuxUb_en.tar

@amd64:/home/anders/LN853install# ls -la

total 538676

drwxr-xr-x  2 root   root        4096 May  4 07:40 .

drwxr-xr-x 74 anders anders      4096 May  4 07:39 ..

-rwx——  1 root   root     5015238 Sep 16  2011 ibm-lotus-activities-8.5.3.i586.deb

-rwx——  1 root   root     3933118 Sep 16  2011 ibm-lotus-cae-8.5.3.i586.deb

-rwx——  1 root   root      108796 Sep 16  2011 ibm-lotus-feedreader-8.5.3.i586.deb

-rwx——  1 root   root   342247046 Sep 16  2011 ibm-lotus-notes-8.5.3.i586.deb

-rwx——  1 root   root    52945926 Sep 16  2011 ibm-lotus-sametime-8.5.3.i586.deb

-rwx——  1 root   root   146089190 Sep 16  2011 ibm-lotus-symphony-8.5.3.i586.deb

-rwx——  1 root   root     1218560 Sep 16  2011 license.tar

-rwx——  1 root   root        6815 Sep 16  2011 smartupgrade.sh

3) Modify packages to get them installed
Right click on ibm-lotus-notes-8.5.3.i586.deb in Nautilus and select Extract Here.
Navigate to folder, LN853install/ibm-lotus-notes-8.5.3.i586/DEBIAN. Right click on file control and select Open With Text Editor.
Remove all text after Pre-depends, Depends, Conflicts, Replaces:
Delete the original ibm-lotus-notes-8.5.3.i586.deb file. And open a terminal windows and navigate to /home/anders/LN853install and issue this command:
dpkg-deb -b ibm-lotus-notes-8.5.3.i586
dpkg-deb: building package `ibm-lotus-notes:i386′ in `ibm-lotus-notes-8.5.3.i586.deb’.



Now delete the folder:
rm -rf ibm-lotus-notes-8.5.3.i586

4) Install extra libraries

sudo apt-get install libgnomeprintui2.2-0 ia32-libs ttf-xfree86-nonfree t1-xfree86-nonfree

5) Install getlibs

wget https://launchpad.net/~jcollins/+archive/jaminppa/+build/1482994/+files/getlibs_2.06-0ubuntu1%7Eppa2_all.deb

sudo dpkg -i getlibs_2.06-0ubuntu1~ppa2_all.deb
Selecting previously deselected package getlibs.
(Reading database … 206259 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking getlibs (from getlibs_2.06-0ubuntu1~ppa2_all.deb) …
Setting up getlibs (2.06-0ubuntu1~ppa2) …

6) Install compatibility libraries (some may not be needed, plz help me update this)

Hmm, /usr/lib32 seems to be replaced with /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/

See: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MultiArch

I am a but unsure if the following part destroys anything. Please do not do this if you are unsure, wait for better instructions in coming blog post!

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu /usr/lib32

OR if unsure do this:

sudo mkdir /usr/lib32

Install command:

sudo getlibs -p libgnomeprintui2.2-0 libgnomeprint2.2-0 libgnomevfs2-0 libgnomeui-0 libxkbfile1 libstartup-notification0 libsepol1 libselinux1 libgsf-1-114 libgsf-1-dev librsvg2-2 librsvg2-common libavahi-client3 libavahi-common3 libavahi-glib1 libbonoboui2-0 libcroco3 libdbus-1-3 libdbus-glib-1-2  libgnome2-0 libgnomecanvas2-0 libgnome-keyring0 libgnome-menu2 libesd0 gtk2-engines libgnome-desktop-2-17 libmotif4 libmotif3 libgnome-desktop-3-0 libavahi-glib1 gtk2-engines-oxygen gtk2-engines-aurora gtk2-engines-qtcurve  gtk2-engines-murrine gtk2-engines-equinox  alsa-base alsa-utils iproute libgnome-desktop-3-2 liborbit2 libbonobo2-0 libgconf2-4 libx11-6 libxt6 libxext6  libc6  libgcc1  libgtk2.0-0  libxkbfile1 libglib2.0-0  libstdc++6 bash libart-2.0-2 libpopt0 libgnomeui-0


7) Install Lotus Notes and Sametime etc

dpkg -i ibm-lotus-notes-8.5.3.i586.deb

dpkg -i ibm-lotus-feedreader-8.5.3.i586.deb

dpkg -i ibm-lotus-sametime-8.5.3.i586.deb

8) We are not really there yet

sudo apt-get install g++-multilib libgtk2.0-dev


9) GDK Fix

wget https://github.com/sgh/lotus-notes_gtk2.23.3/raw/d3492c997bc7a92b895fa1369d4743a8e20b56b5/Makefile

wget https://github.com/sgh/lotus-notes_gtk2.23.3/raw/d3492c997bc7a92b895fa1369d4743a8e20b56b5/libnotesgtkfix.c

wget https://github.com/sgh/lotus-notes_gtk2.23.3/raw/d3492c997bc7a92b895fa1369d4743a8e20b56b5/notes-wrapper

Important: Note that the ‘ before s and after g is of type that is straight. Not that it is a backquote before pkg

sudo sed -i ‘s/gcc -Wall -Wextra `pkg/gcc -Wall -Wextra -m32 `pkg/g’ Makefile

make

chmod +x notes-wrapper

sudo cp notes-wrapper libnotesgtkfix.so /opt/ibm/lotus/notes/

Important: Note that the ‘ before s and after g is of type that is straight.

sudo sed -i ‘s/../notes %F/../notes-wrapper %F/g’ /usr/share/applications/LotusNotes8.5.desktop


10) Make notes-wrapper file look like this

Change all references to /anders/ to /yourusername/ also be careful with quotes so they are correct

nano /opt/ibm/lotus/notes/notes-wrapper

#!/bin/sh

cd `dirname “$0″`

echo “setting locale …”

LANGUAGE=”en_US.UTF-8″

LC_ALL=”en_US.UTF-8″

LANG=”en_US.UTF-8″

export LANGUAGE LC_ALL LANG

echo “setting notes environment …”

NOTESBIN=/opt/ibm/lotus/notes

NOTESDATA=/home/anders/lotus/notes/data

NOTESDIR=/home/anders/lotus/notes

LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$NOTESBIN:/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu:$NOTESBIN/jvm/bin/classic:$NOTESBIN/jvm/bin:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH

PATH=$NOTESBIN/jvm/bin:$NOTESBIN:$PATH

CLASSPATH=./:$NOTESBIN/:$CLASSPATH

export NOTESBIN NOTESDATA NOTESDIR LD_LIBRARY_PATH PATH CLASSPATH

#/opt/ibm/Workplace Managed Client/rcp/richclient -personality com.ibm.workplace.noteswc.standalone.linux.personality

echo “starting notes …”

LD_PRELOAD=`pwd`/libnotesgtkfix.so `pwd`/notes $*

11) Symlinks

sudo ln -s /usr/lib32/i386-linux-gnu/libgnomeui-2.so.0 /usr/lib32/libgnomeui-2.so.0
sudo ln -s /usr/lib32/i386-linux-gnu/libavahi-glib.so.1 /usr/lib32/libavahi-glib.so.1
sudo ln -s /lib32/i386-linux-gnu/libpopt.so.0 /usr/lib32/libpopt.so.0
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/gtk-2.0/modules/libcanberra-gtk-module.so /usr/lib32/libcanberra-gtk-module.so

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/i386-linux-gnu/libORBitCosNaming-2.so.0 /usr/lib32

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/i386-linux-gnu/libORBit-2.so.0 /usr/lib32


12) Speed it up

sudo sed -i ‘s/vmarg.Xmx=-Xmx256m/vmarg.Xmx=-Xmx768m/g’ /opt/ibm/lotus/notes/framework/rcp/deploy/jvm.properties


13) Go nag on IBM to make software that is more linux compatible!!

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