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Subject: How To Install Lotus Notes 8.5.1 in Ubuntu karmic 64 Bit
Feedback Type: Suggestion
Product Area: Notes Client
Technical Area: Install
Platform: Linux client - Ubuntu
Release: 8.5.1
Reproducible: -Reproducibility-


Just wanted to give a hint after hours of trying to install Lotus Notes 8.5.1 on Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala 64 Bit.

1. Download Notes 8.5.1 for debian platforms and extract the files.

2. sudo apt-get install ia32-libs

3. install getlibs from

4. issue the following command:
> sudo getlibs -p libavahi-client3 libavahi-common3 libavahi-glib1 libbonoboui2-0 libcroco3 libdbus-1-3 libdbus-glib-1-2 libeel2-2 libgnome2-0 libgnomecanvas2-0 libgnome-keyring0 libgnome-menu2 libgnomeprint2.2-0 libgnomeprintui2.2-0 libgnomeui-0 libgnomevfs2-0 libgsf-1-114 libgsf-1-dev librsvg2-2 librsvg2-common libselinux1 libsepol1 libstartup-notification0 libxkbfile1 gtk2-engines-ubuntulooks gtk2-engines-murrine

5. install the Notes Deb files:

sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture ibm-lotus-notes-8.5.1.i586.deb
sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture ibm-lotus-activities-8.5.1.i586.deb
sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture ibm-lotus-cae-8.5.1.i586.deb
sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture ibm-lotus-sametime-8.5.1.i586.deb
sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture ibm-lotus-symphony-8.5.1.i586.deb

6. Now it got tricky when i started Notes I realized the following: The fonts where very ugly so I installed some fonts

>sudo apt-get install ttf-xfree86-nonfree

now it look nicer but I could not see the Homescreen nor could I open messages in the mail nor could i compose messages so I did the following:

7. replace some libaries accordinf to you can find them here. Very special thanks to you saved me hours.

replace the libraries in /opt/ibm/lotus/notes with the ones from the link above . make sure they are owned by root and that they are executable. set the permissons like the ones of the other libraries in /opt/ibm/lotus/notes

8. You now can start Lotus Notes from the menu

Kind regards


Feedback number WEBB7X5MDB created by Michael Strong on 10/24/2009

Status: Open

How To Install Lotus Notes 8.5.1 in... (Michael Strong 24.Oct.09)
. . Nice work! (Mike Brown 24.Oct.09)
. . . . Install notes 8.5.1 Karmic (Michael Strong 25.Oct.09)
. . . . not a solution! (Andrew E Schulm... 6.Feb.10)
. . . . . . not a solution! (Kevin Crocker 2.Jun.10)
. . . . . . . . solution! (Kevin Crocker 21.Jul.10)
. . xinerama does not work (Michael Strong 25.Oct.09)
. . RE :8.5.1 in Ubuntu karmic 64 Bit (Mark Rattray 29.Oct.09)
. . . . Better look of Lotus Notes on Ubunt... (Anders Aslund 30.Oct.09)
. . . . . . RE : Better look of Lotus Notes on ... (Mark Rattray 31.Oct.09)
. . . . . . Notes still picking up some 64bit l... (Leon Bartlett 11.Feb.10)
. . Unable to locate package libeel2-2 (Sigurd Berit 15.Jan.10)
. . 'openwith' not working for me (mike s fulton 22.Apr.10)
. . Notes 9 (Mats B Ekman 1.Aug.13)


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