Archive for March, 2013

Quick guide: Installing Notes 9 on Ubuntu 13.04 beta1 64bit


1) tar xvf NOTES_CLIENT_9.0_FOR_LINUX_DI_EN.tar

2) sudo apt-get install ia32-libs libgnomeprint2.2-0:i386 libgnomeprintui2.2-0:i386 libgnomevfs2-bin:i386 libgnome2-0:i386 libgnomeui-0:i386 libjpeg62:i386

3) dpkg -i –force-all ibm-notes-9.0.i586.deb

4) dpkg -i –force-all ibm-sametime-9.0.i586.deb

Easier than ever! :-)Thank you IBM!


I was to fast…   When I continue to install programs I get this:

# apt-get -f install
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
Correcting dependencies… Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
gdb:i386 libpython2.7:i386 libpython2.7-minimal:i386 libpython2.7-stdlib:i386 libreadline6:i386
Use ‘apt-get autoremove’ to remove them.
The following extra packages will be installed:
gdb:i386 grep:i386 libpython2.7:i386 libpython2.7-minimal:i386 libpython2.7-stdlib:i386 libreadline6:i386
Suggested packages:
gdb-doc:i386 gdbserver:i386
The following packages will be REMOVED:
gdb grep ibm-notes:i386 ibm-sametime:i386
The following NEW packages will be installed:
gdb:i386 grep:i386 libpython2.7:i386 libpython2.7-minimal:i386 libpython2.7-stdlib:i386 libreadline6:i386
WARNING: The following essential packages will be removed.
This should NOT be done unless you know exactly what you are doing!
0 upgraded, 6 newly installed, 4 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 6 694 kB of archives.
After this operation, 974 MB disk space will be freed.
You are about to do something potentially harmful.
To continue type in the phrase ‘Yes, do as I say!’

I am looking for a solution…

[Update 2]

I had to uninstall and edit the deb-files and rebuild the deb-files, otherwise the dependencies in apt-get uninstalls Notes again. There is plenty of instructions to do this in previous entries in this blog.

[Update 3]

To install OnTime Team-at-a-glance plugin do this:

sudo chmod 777 -R /opt/ibm/notes/framework/shared/eclipse/

sudo chmod 777 -R /opt/ibm/notes/framework/rcp/deploy/

When done do this:

sudo chmod 755 -R /opt/ibm/notes/framework/shared/eclipse/

sudo chmod 755 -R /opt/ibm/notes/framework/rcp/deploy/

Quick install guide: Installing Notes 9 beta on Ubuntu Raring Ringtail 64bit beta1


Great news everybody. Notes 9 is easier then ever to install on latest Ubuntu daily build. This could mean that final IBM Notes 9 which will be released on 21st of March will be easy to install on final Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail 64 bit.

Here is how I did it on a fresh install (I am reusing information from old posts):

root@blackbox:/home/anders/Downloads/UbuntuNotes9# ls -la
total 468500
drwxrwxr-x 2 anders anders      4096 jan 26 13:27 .
drwxr-xr-x 5 anders anders      4096 mar 10 19:57 ..
-rw-rw-r– 1 anders anders   5579460 jan 26 13:17 ibm-activities-9.0.i586.deb
-rw-rw-r– 1 anders anders   4008018 jan 26 13:16 ibm-cae-9.0.i586.deb
-rw-rw-r– 1 anders anders    114850 jan 26 13:16 ibm-feedreader-9.0.i586.deb
-rw-rw-r– 1 anders anders 361613950 jan 26 13:24 ibm-notes-9.0.i586.deb
-rw-rw-r– 1 anders anders  28783358 jan 26 13:15 ibm-opensocial-9.0.i586.deb
-rw-rw-r– 1 anders anders  79614910 jan 26 13:16 ibm-sametime-9.0.i586.deb

1) dpkg -i -force-all ibm-notes-9.0.i586.deb

Will give error, remedy is:

2) nano /var/lib/dpkg/info/ibm-notes.postinst

Comment out this part like example below:

#  if [ -f “$1/rcp/collectionutility.jar” ]; then
#    func_installLog “– Running collector with the following command:”
#    func_installLog “– $COLLECTORCOMMAND”
#  fi


ln -s /opt/ibm/notes /opt/ibm/lotus

mkdir -p /opt/ibm/notes/framework/rcp/systemdata/logs/

touch /opt/ibm/notes/framework/rcp/systemdata/logs/rcplauncher.log

4) touch /tmp/rcplauncher.log

5) sudo apt-get install ia32-libs libgnomeprint2.2-0:i386 libgnomeprintui2.2-0:i386 libgnomevfs2-bin:i386 libgnome2-0:i386 libgnomeui-0:i386

After doing the above instructions it is actually running!  Some more packages need to be installed like fonts etc to make it look reasonable.

Sadly my KDE 4.10 environment randomly logs out when using Notes.

[Update 20130321]

Updated commands above to actually work, sorry for this.