JP Dillon commented on May 14, 2011

Re: Domino on Ubuntu Server

Wow! I got it to work with Domino 8.5.2 on Ubuntu 10!

I'm not sure what I did differently... I thought I used the same tar file as before, on the same hardware, but I pulled down the xlinux tar file again and it seemed more 32-bit-ish and didn't mention zlinux, so maybe I had the wrong tar after all. There is one other difference: I wiped the hard disk and started completely fresh with ext4 file system.

Anyway, thank you for the very clear steps. The few parts that weren't "in your face obvious" were easy to figure out, like serversetup is a DOS executable.

Again, it went really well this time.

Now I can play with replication between the linux and Win servers and start dinking around with a bunch more goodies for my students.

It would have been MUCH harder to figure it all out if it hadn't been for your helpful guidance.

Thanks again!

Chad C commented on Dec 29, 2010

Re: Domino on Ubuntu Server

I had the same symptom (Java VM preparation dots followed by ... nothing. Just returned to the command prompt with no error messages.

In my case, it ended up being caused by the fact that I was attempting to install Domino 8.5.2 in a 64-bit Ubuntu system (Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS 64-bit, to be exact).

I'm not certain which release or architecture you're doing your install with, but if it's the same as what mine was, here is what I did to resolve the situation:

Download and install libstdc++5 package:

$ wget

$ sudo dpkg –I –force-architecture ./libstdc++5_3.3.6-17ubuntu1_i386.deb

Install ia32-libs:

$ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs

JP Dillon commented on Dec 5, 2010

Domino on Ubuntu Server

Great article... clearly stated, easy to follow. Unfortunately, I can't get it to fly, with either Domino 8.5 or 8.5.2.

Because the article was written a while ago, the tar file name changed. I used "lotus_domino852_xlinux_en.tar." (I'm using an AMD-powered motherboard.)

The article says "Throughout the installation process, you can accept the default settings at almost every step by pressing Enter." However, I don't get any prompts at all and I can't seem to get any further.

When I get to the part where I launch ./install from a terminal window, here's what I get (below). I see some directories are created, including opt (which it turns it, is empty):

Lotus Domino for Unix Install Program


You have to set environment variable DISPLAY to run in graphic mode

Answer Yes to continue in console mode

Answer No to exit application.

Do you want to continue installation in console mode?[Yes]


Continuing in console mode

InstallShield Wizard

Initializing InstallShield Wizard...

Preparing Java(tm) Virtual Machine...


................................... (etc)

That's it.... no prompts, no other magic bits, nothing.

So, what am I doing wrong?

How can I get the server up and running?