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Getting started quickly with IBM Notes 9 on Ubuntu 12.10 using this install script

Mat Newman  December 19 2012 00:51:31
IBM Notes 9 for Linux is included in the latest beta versions.  To quickly get installed and up and running with the new version, I've created an install script that does most of the hard work for you.

The installation script will get all of the dependencies (even those missing from the current repositories) and then install the IBM Notes 9 standard client on Ubuntu.  Note, this script will NOT remove an existing IBM Lotus Notes installation, which you should do FIRST, before running the script included in this blog (see note at the end of this post).

How to do a clean Install of IBM Notes 9 on Ubuntu:

1.        Go to the public beta site here: https://t.co/gYR4KLq5 and download the IBM Notes 9 installation file for Ubuntu ... (nb: you need to register!),
2.        And ... you're back!
3.        Extract the content of the .zip file to a Folder,
4.        Right click the following file >> installIBMNotes9 << and save it to the same folder with the installation .deb files
5.        Right click the installIBMNotes9 file, choose properties, then on the "Permissions" tab, choose "Allow executing file as a program",
6.        Open a terminal,
7.        CD to the folder containing the .debs and the install script (eg: cd ~/Downloads/IBMNotes9 ),
8.        Execute the script with: sudo ./installIBMNotes9
Start the NEW IBM Notes 9 client by clicking on the BLUE Notes icon, then enter "1" to accept the licence agreement, then configure Notes as you would on any other computer.

Voila!

Figure 1, The NEW IBM Notes 9 client running on Ubuntu 12.10:


IBM Notes 9 on Ubuntu 12.10

Normal caveats: YMMV, Use at your own risk, No Liability, etc, etc.

If you have a RECENT version of IBM Lotus Notes installed on your machine, use the following script, which will do the uninstall first, then run the installation: UninstallLotusNotes_installIBMNotes9 to run this file, replace steps 4,5 and 8 above with: UninstallLotusNotes_installIBMNotes9

Enjoy! :-)
Comments

1Mike Brown  12/19/2012 7:13:23  
Getting started quickly with IBM Notes 9 on Ubuntu 12.10 using this install script

The script's a broken link at present, Mat.

Also, have you (or anybody else reading!) got anywhere with installing on 64-bit Ubuntu?

2Mat Newman

12/19/2012 11:11:19  Links are fixed now!

@1, Mike: thanks for pointing this out mate, links are fixed now.

Yes, I have IBM Notes 9 running on 11.04 x64. Working through the installation and hope to have a usable script for 12.10 x64 soon.

Mat Newman IBM Champion

3Dan Seto  12/25/2012 7:32:24  
Getting started quickly with IBM Notes 9 on Ubuntu 12.10 using this install script

I don't know about any other version of Ubuntu but on version 12.04LTS, the getlibs program is not installed. Since getlibs is used right at the start of your install script, it needs to be found, downloaded, and installed prior to running your script.

4theitguy  01/03/2013 14:38:58  
Getting started quickly with IBM Notes 9 on Ubuntu 12.10 using this install script

I've followed the above directions and unfortunately I've hit a brick wall here.

Ultimately where I end up is after accepting the license agreement I get this error message "./notes: error while loading shared libraries: libgnomeprint-2-2.so.0: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64" and no matter what I have done including trashing an entire Kubuntu install I cannot get around it.

Any ideas? Google is failing me on this particular error.

Kubuntu 12.10 x64

5Zoltan  01/07/2013 21:57:19  
Getting started quickly with IBM Notes 9 on Ubuntu 12.10 using this install script

Kubuntu 12.04, 64bit installation problem:

Please wait for a while ...

dpkg -i ibm-notes-9.0.i586.deb

dpkg: regarding ibm-notes-9.0.i586.deb containing ibm-notes:i386, pre-dependency problem:

ibm-notes:i386 pre-depends on libgnomeprint2.2-0

dpkg: error processing ibm-notes-9.0.i586.deb (--install):

pre-dependency problem - not installing ibm-notes:i386

Errors were encountered while processing:

ibm-notes-9.0.i586.deb

6Robert  02/13/2013 4:53:10  
Getting started quickly with IBM Notes 9 on Ubuntu 12.10 using this install script

Should your script working for Ubuntu 12.10 64bit also? I did all above and my notes did not start. Only the Agreement screen and then nothing.

7John  02/20/2013 3:11:44  
Getting started quickly with IBM Notes 9 on Ubuntu 12.10 using this install script

I've tried this with Lubuntu 12.10 64bit. The install didn't complain, and first launch gives me the command line agreement screen which I gave "1" as the answer, then nothing.

I am unable to relaunch, the task manager doesn't show the process running.

I found the actual file after a few minutes and launched it from the command line. It showed some broken dependencies, so I launched synaptic package manager and used the fix broken dependencies tool. launching again from the CLI gave me more errors (referenced the notes.ini in the home folder) which launched the Notes diagnostic.

After launching again, I get an error which follows:

[12374:00002-3001288896] Error writing to process file pid.nbf, (other applications may be inappropriately accessing this file)SUT: OSSmartUpgradeInit: OSFileCreateDirectory: error: Cannot write or create file (file or disk is read-only)

[12374:00002-3001288896] 02/19/2013 11:07:49.90 AM NEMInit> The declaration for notation '{0}' is invalid! Errorcode=39054.

[12374:00002-3001288896] Thread=[12374:00002-3001288896]

[12374:00002-3001288896] Stack base=0xBF810878, Stack size = 12536 bytes

[12374:00002-3001288896] PANIC: DESK create failed

Stack base = 0xbf810878, Stack size = 14040 bytes

Fatal Error signal = 0x0000000b PID/TID = 12374/-1293678400

2/19/2013 11:07:50 Running NSD

2/19/2013 11:08:02 Fault cleanup is in progress

2/19/2013 11:08:02 Terminating tasks

2/19/2013 11:08:07 Freeing resources

2/19/2013 11:08:07 Fault cleanup completed

So it seems there is work still to be done.

8John  02/20/2013 8:09:11  
Getting started quickly with IBM Notes 9 on Ubuntu 12.10 using this install script

OK, found one part of the error.

found notes.ini and changed owner to the user, and set permissions to 777 then it launched into the setup. So the install scripts need a bit of work with 64bit, but I'm impressed with what's here and I will be taking some of it to make an install script for our company.

Thanks for the help.

9Steve   02/21/2013 15:21:53  
Getting started quickly with IBM Notes 9 on Ubuntu 12.10 using this install script

This is worked perfectly on Ubuntu 13.04 32bit!

Thank you.

10Mat Newman

02/26/2013 13:24:25  About 12.10 x64 ...

Hi All,

Thanks for the comments. I am still working through a simple and easy way to script this for 12.10 x64 (and now 13.04 x64). As you would be aware, there are a myriad of hoops to jump through and massive work-arounds that need to be implemented to have a stable client on the x64 platform.

Throw into the mix that all the downloads for GetLibs now seem to have been pulled and it's just a *JOY* to trouble shoot.

Be aware, I am still working on it, and as soon as I have a clean, functional, from-scratch script that will work on a base install for x64 I will post it.

Regards, Mat.

Mat Newman IBM Champion

11Aleix  03/13/2013 2:34:07  
Getting started quickly with IBM Notes 9 on Ubuntu 12.10 using this install script

Any news about that?

12Aleix  03/19/2013 23:26:25  
Getting started quickly with IBM Notes 9 on Ubuntu 12.10 using this install script

This did the trick!

{ Link }

13Erich Schmidt  03/23/2013 6:35:08  
Getting started quickly with IBM Notes 9 on Ubuntu 12.10 using this install script

Hey, Mat, thanks for keeping at this. I'm looking forward to getting Notes 9 gold running on Ubuntu 12.10. I'm using VMWare Fusion 5.0.3 on Mountain Lion. I can't remember if you were using a Mac in Orlando.

Cheers!

14Ivan  03/29/2013 20:51:35  
Getting started quickly with IBM Notes 9 on Ubuntu 12.10 using this install script

Hi Mat I have the 12.10 64bit

When I launch the notes i enable to put the password but after nothing, for comman line I receive this errors:

(notes:22625): Gdk-CRITICAL **: IA__gdk_x11_atom_to_xatom_for_display: assertion `atom != GDK_NONE' failed

/opt/ibm/notes/framework/../notes: symbol lookup error: /opt/ibm/notes/libemulator.so: undefined symbol: gdk_window_is_destroyed

Can you help me please

thanks

15Ivan  03/29/2013 21:55:51  
Getting started quickly with IBM Notes 9 on Ubuntu 12.10 using this install script

Hi Mat

now I receive only this error:

/opt/ibm/notes/framework/../notes: symbol lookup error: /opt/ibm/notes/libemulator.so: undefined symbol: gdk_window_is_destroyed

16Heiko  04/04/2013 19:38:13  
Getting started quickly with IBM Notes 9 on Ubuntu 12.10 using this install script

Great! Worked like a charm on Ubuntu 12.04LTS and Notes 9 final.

Thanks a lot!

17Olle Hermansson  04/26/2013 18:58:39  
Getting started quickly with IBM Notes 9 on Ubuntu 12.10 using this install script

Hi!

I was able to install notes9 on Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit with your script and I can launch and use it but I get this error with apt-get:

sudo apt-get upgrade

Reading package lists... Done

Building dependency tree

Reading state information... Done

You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these.

The following packages have unmet dependencies:

ibm-notes:i386 : Depends: gdb:i386 but it is not installed

Depends: grep:i386 but it is not installed

Depends: sed:i386 but it is not installed

Recommends: ttf-xfree86-nonfree:i386 but it is not installable

ibm-sametime:i386 : PreDepends: alsa-utils:i386 but it is not installed

E: Unmet dependencies. Try using -f.

If I try -f install it will remove most of my packages. Any ideas?

18Mike Brown  04/30/2013 10:47:47  
Getting started quickly with IBM Notes 9 on Ubuntu 12.10 using this install script

Here's how I installed Notes 9 on the 64-bit version of Kubuntu 13.04:

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Should be good for Ubuntu too.

19Mat Newman

05/27/2013 11:04:23  Getting started quickly with IBM Notes 9 on Ubuntu 12.10 using this install script

@18, Mike: Thanks for the link mate, great post. Ended up doing something similar to get it running on 13.04 x64 as well.

Mat Newman IBM Champion

20Miquel  06/21/2013 20:21:16  
Getting started quickly with IBM Notes 9 on Ubuntu 12.10 using this install script

I've installed Notes 9 on Ubuntu 13.04 64 bits quite similar as Mike Brown's solution.

Here's the steps:

{ Link }

21Mats Ekman  08/02/2013 6:52:07  
Getting started quickly with IBM Notes 9 on Ubuntu 12.10 using this install script

Just installed Notes 9 on Ubuntu 64 without problems.

Maybe upgrading to this version will solve all problems that I have read about the 8.5.x client.

{ Link }

For reading on how to

22Thorsten  08/08/2013 1:44:41  
Getting started quickly with IBM Notes 9 on Ubuntu 12.10 using this install script

Installed Notes 9 on Ubuntu 12.04 64 without problems.

Thanks!!!!!!!

23PilaA  10/15/2013 22:18:55  
Getting started quickly with IBM Notes 9 on Ubuntu 12.10 using this install script

Synaptic package manager thinks the IBM Notes 9 install is an incomplete package so everytime you want to upgrade any of your packages, install software, etc., you will have to uninstall and reinstall IBM Notes 9. I haven't found a workaround for this yet. Has anyone else run into this problem?

24Robert Seidel  12/12/2013 20:12:00  
Getting started quickly with IBM Notes 9 on Ubuntu 12.10 using this install script

Thank you very much for this script! Unfortunately it does not work well on my system. (see below). I get an error message :

"Paket ia32-libs kann nicht gefunden werden." (package ia32.libs can not be found)

This is astonishin as I am using a 32bit Linux, and this package should not be necessary. It is not contained in UBUNTU and the new package (Multiarch) replacing it should only be necessary if using 64bit.

Can you help me with this problem? Thank you very much in advance!!

System:

AMD amd phenom 2 x4 945

Linux Mint 16 Petra 32bit (based on Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander »)

25Robert Seidel  12/14/2013 19:59:56  
Getting started quickly with IBM Notes 9 on Ubuntu 12.10 using this install script

Thank you very much again, it worked after I switched to 64-bit Linux Mint. Only libcupsys2 has to be changed to libcups2.

Cheers, Rob!

26Ajay Bohra  09/06/2014 22:11:05  
Getting started quickly with IBM Notes 9 on Ubuntu 12.10 using this install script

Hi Mat,

Thanks a Ton for this script and making the task of installing Lotus notes easy.

The scripts ran well on my 12.04 LTS 32 bit.

But after pressing 1 to accept the license, it all goes blank. Any Clues or guidance?

Mat Newman

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