® Expeditor Client can be installed onto a drive that can be shared as a network drive. This enables a single install location on the network to be shared among many users.
The installation must adhere to the following restrictions:
- The install can be used only by clients running on the same operating system family as the install application. In other words, if you are using Windows® to install the Lotus Expeditor Client, then the installation can be used only by users on Windows systems. If you are using Linux® to install the Lotus Expeditor Client, then the installation can be used only by users on Linux systems.
- The install can be made either to a local drive that is later shared with other users, or it can be installed to a shared drive. On Windows, when installing to a shared drive, the shared drive must be mounted as a drive letter. UNC mounted destinations are not supported.
Installing to a shared drive mounted with the Linux Samba client is not supported. If you are using Linux and attempt to use the Samba client to mount a shared folder and install into that shared folder, you will receive errors indicating that files could not be renamed. This is a known issue with this configuration. An alternative would be to use NFS for mounting shared folders.
To enable use of a network shared installation, the configuration related properties files do not contain absolute directory and file location references, but use the following variables that are resolved and replaced during the launch process:
Refers to the platform install location. The value for rcp.home is set by the launcher to be the parent directory of the directory containing the launcher.
On Windows, the default install location is C:\Program Files\IBM\Lotus\Expeditor. The Expeditor directory contains a directory rcp, in which resides the launcher, rcplauncher.exe. rcp.home is set to C:\Program Files\IBM\Lotus\Expeditor.
On Linux, the default install location is /opt/ibm/lotus/Expeditor. The Expeditor directory contains a directory rcp, in which resides the launcher, rcplauncher. rcp.home is set to the /opt/ibm/lotus/Expeditor directory.
The default install sites – rcp, and shared – reside under the rcp.home directory. Install sites cannot be added unless they are also referenced as children of the rcp.home root.
Parent topic: Installing the Lotus Expeditor Client on the desktop