Archive for November, 2012

Install plugins from updateSite in Lotus Notes on linux


Some plugins require root-rights. So before installing from an updateSite do this:
sudo chmod 777 -R /opt/ibm/lotus/notes/framework/shared/eclipse/

sudo chmod 777 -R /opt/ibm/lotus/notes/framework/rcp/deploy/
and after installation
sudo chmod 755 -R /opt/ibm/lotus/notes/framework/shared/eclipse/

sudo chmod 755 -R /opt/ibm/lotus/notes/framework/rcp/deploy/
Now you can install the Lotus Connections plugins without any errors!

Install Lotus Notes 8.5.3 on Ubuntu 12.10 64bit – quick ‘n dirty installation notes


Warning: This guide might break your system!

Some quick notes below based on your feedback. I havent had any time to go through this in detail.

Also check this guide for installing on 32bit system:

Extract installation files to current folder and modify them according to previous guide:

Here comes the installation:

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


sudo dpkg -i getlibs_2.06-0ubuntu1~ppa2_all.deb

mkdir /usr/lib32

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 libavahi-glib1 gtk2-engines-oxygen gtk2-engines-qtcurve gtk2-engines-murrine gtk2-engines-equinox alsa-base alsa-utils iproute 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 gnome-keyring:i386 libjpeg62

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

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




sudo apt-get install g++-multilib libgtk2.0-dev
sudo sed -i ‘s/gcc -Wall -Wextra `pkg/gcc -Wall -Wextra -m32 `pkg/g’ Makefile
sudo cp notes-wrapper /opt/ibm/lotus/notes/
chmod 755 /opt/ibm/lotus/notes/notes-wrapper

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



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

ln -s /usr/lib32/i386-linux-gnu/ /opt/ibm/lotus/notes/
ln -s /usr/lib32/i386-linux-gnu/* /opt/ibm/lotus/notes/
ln -s /lib32/i386-linux-gnu/ /opt/ibm/lotus/notes/


Updated after testing guide on a freshly installed Linux Mint 14 64bit