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First look at openSUSE Leap 15.6 Beta with Domino 14

Daniel Nashed – 16 March 2024 12:02:33

As some of you know from earlier discussions, the latest currently available SUSE Enterprise and openSUSE Leap 15.5 ships with a too old glibc to work out of the box with Domino 14.
You could still run it on a Docker(or Podman) host, because the container image brings the glibc run-time with it and only uses the kernel from the Docker host.

openSUSE Leap and SUSE Enterprise (SLES) share the repositories and are technically more or less the same.

SUSE Linux 15.6 is scheduled for mid 2024

I have been looking into openSUSE Leap earlier with their Alpha version.
Now the official beta is available for download ->
An update of the Alpha version took me straight to the beta version.

SUSE Linux 15.6 comes with a 6.4 kernel - that needs full re-testing

As expected Domino 14 works natively with the updated glibc. The requirement is glibc 2.34+. This Linux version will introduce glibc 2.38.
But SUSE also switched again to a new major kernel version with a Service Pack.

This means HCL will have to re-rest SUSE Linux once the final version is released.
It will take some time to have fully tested and support SUSE supported for Domino 14.0.

But the more interesting question is what will happen with older versions like 12.0.2 which would need to be separately tested.

SUSE 15.6
is a service pack, but with the changes involved, it qualifies itself to be looked at as a new major release.
So I would not expect it to be tested for the Domino 12.0.2 or earlier code stream.
It could still fall under the category "not officially tested by HCL but works".

Here are the current versions of important packages.

The kernel is pretty new. So as glibc is.

OpenSSL has been bumped up to version 3.1.4 which was previously the 1.1.1 fully patched version.
The curl package is not up to date showing a version of 3/2023. But this might change before release hopefully.


uname -a

Linux localhost 6.4.0-150600.9-default #1 SMP PREEMPT_DYNAMIC Fri Feb 23 21:11:52 UTC 2024 (375d88d) x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux


ldd --version

ldd (GNU libc) 2.38


openssl version

OpenSSL 3.1.4 24 Oct 2023 (Library: OpenSSL 3.1.4 24 Oct 2023)


curl --version

curl 8.0.1 (x86_64-suse-linux-gnu) libcurl/8.0.1 OpenSSL/3.1.4 zlib/1.2.13 brotli/1.0.7 zstd/1.5.5 libidn2/2.2.0 libpsl/0.20.1 (+libidn2/2.2.0) libssh/0.9.8/openssl/zlib nghttp2/1.40.0

Release-Date: 2023-03-20

Protocols: dict file ftp ftps gopher gophers http https imap imaps ldap ldaps mqtt pop3 pop3s rtsp scp sftp smb smbs smtp smtps telnet tftp

Features: alt-svc AsynchDNS brotli GSS-API HSTS HTTP2 HTTPS-proxy IDN IPv6 Kerberos Largefile libz NTLM NTLM_WB PSL SPNEGO SSL threadsafe TLS-SRP UnixSockets zstd



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