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SLES 12 support added in 9.0.1 FP3 IF1

Daniel Nashed – 24 February 2015 18:19:30
There is a new section that you should note and regularly check:
This section will provide important updates to the fixlist.

In this case the support for SLES 12 with 9.0.1 FP3 IF1! WOW! That was a fast response!  Normally new major OS versions have to wait at least for a dot release! THANKS!!!

As posted before there was a technical issue with restricted ports because bindsock did not work any more because of kernel changes in SLES 12.

IBM and Novell worked on this and found a solution.

Beginning with IBM Domino 9.0.1 FP3 IF1, the IBM Domino Server is supported on SLES12. This interim fix included a fix for the following issue:
YXYX9RA56Z HTTP server can't be started with "Error - Unable to Bind port 443 or 80" on SUSE12

With the fix that made it into IF1 IBM is now supporting SLES 12 in the same way they support REHL 7!

RHEL 7 and SLES 12 are both using "systemd" which replaces the Linux init (rc scripts).
I got already a couple of questions about systemd support and I am currently working on a version of my start script that supports systemd.

It looks like it will be an additional service file in combination with some changes to the rc_domino script and also rc_domino_script as well.
systemd works completely different but I think I am on a good way adding support for it.

-- Daniel


1Heike Becker  22.03.2017 7:27:22  SLES 12 support added in 9.0.1 FP3 IF1

Just installed Domino 9.0.1 FP8 on a SLES 12 SP2 and I had this problem.

2Rodolfo Luis Bentaverri  08.06.2020 14:52:46  SLES 12 support added in 9.0.1 FP3 IF1

Hi Daniel!

I am a Lotus developer, in the company where I work we have Lotus Domino 8.5.1 on SLES 10 and the migration to SLES 12 will be carried out.

My question is, is the SLES 12 version compatible with Lotus Domino 8.5.1?

Thanks you very much in advance!

3Daniel Nashed  11.06.2020 18:17:11  SLES 12 support added in 9.0.1 FP3 IF1

Hi Rodolfo Luis Bentaverri,

Domino 8.5.1 is quite old and not supported since quite a while. The oldest version currently supported is 9.0.1

Starting with 10.0.0 you would need SLES 12 at lest because the compiler used implies a new glibc.

But it is hard to say for such an old version if the opposite will work. I assume you have to stick with this old version, because you are out of maintenance?

You really should get a newer version and have it supported on current Linux versions!

There are a lot of enhancements along the versions up to 11.0.1. And there will be a new license model soon which allows flexible and simplified licensing

I really can't tell you about compatibility for such an old version, sorry!

-- Daniel



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