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Notes on Ubuntu

Daniel Nashed  11 March 2009 23:24:19

Yesterday I had a discussion about Notes 8.5 on Ubuntu. I really rocks but you should really ensure that you start on Ubuntu 8.0.4 LTS (long term support) 32bit.
There are some issues with Ununtu 8.10 and it is basically not supported. We got it fully running with some tricks and some help with some a Linux team within IBM but you should really stay on the current supported Ubuntu 8.0.4 LTS.
Using Ubuntu 64bit as some more issues and it is quite complicated to get it running because you have to manually install the 32bit compatibility libs and also change some other details (and it is totally unsupported).

We have it running productive but if you can say on the fully supported version. On SLED it is far easier to get it running because SLED installs 32bit compat libs automatically and it just works. But I still prefer to run the Notes client on Ubuntu ;-)

I have posted my slides from Lotusphere with very detailed information how to install it (

-- Daniel

1Jim Casle  12.03.2009 0:52:46  Notes on Ubuntu

Good posting.I just downloaded 8.10 based on a PCMag posting { Link } It looked really good. Now I know which version is best for Notes

2Richard Hogan  12.03.2009 16:17:30  Notes on Ubuntu

Thanks for this. Excellent document. I had been investigating installing R8.5 in a linux vm and this is exactly what I need.

3Jürgen Zirke  14.03.2009 9:13:18  Notes on Ubuntu

I installed Notes 8.5 on various computers, netbooks amd VMWares running Ubuntu 8.10. Besides of some font issues with one or the other application I never experienced any problem

4Daniel Nashed  15.03.2009 15:09:54  Notes on Ubuntu

@ Jürgen, there are two issues I am aware of. The font issue and an issue when launching attachments. I have work-arounds for both. For one you need a package that I got thru IBM contacts from a Linux team inside IBM.

In general it works and if you have reasons to the 8.10 version it is OK but I want people to be aware that they can run into those and other issues and are not supported.

-- Daniel

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