IBM Domino 9.0.1 Fix Pack installler quits without error on Ubuntu Server 16.04

Tags: domino linux ubuntu 16.04 perl installer fix pack fixpack defined(@array
I recently had to reinstall my system because I  chose to ignore smartd's emails nagging me about unrecoverable errors a bit too long.
The system disk that inevitably died before I could grab an image provided me with an opportunity to install the latest & greates Ubuntu LTS release (16.04), and yes, I know, Ubuntu (server) is not a supported platform.

How hard can it be right? Install OS, install Domino, Traveler and fix packs, been there, done that etc.
Well... I got as far as installing Domino 9.0.1 and Traveler 9.0.1 and then things got interesting.


Installing Lotus Notes 9.0.1 in 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04

Tags: ubuntu linux lotus notes 9.0.1
Download the installer from Partnerworld/Passport Advantage andunpack into a temp directory.

Unfortunately, there are some dependency problems on 64 bit Ubuntu Linux that prevent installation of the Notes client.

$ cd Downloads
$ mkdir n901
$ cd n901
$ tar -xvf ../NOTES_9.0.1_LINUX_DI_EN.tar


Lotus Notes 8.5.2 FP1 won't install on Ubuntu Maverick

Tags: Lotus Notes Ubuntu 8.5.2 FP1
I thought I'd quickly upgrade my Lotus Notes 8.5.2 client on Ubuntu Linux before going to bed, boy was I wrong.

dpkg: error processing ibm_lotus_notes_fixpack-8.5.2.i586.deb (--install):
 parse error, in file '/var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/control' near line 2 package 'ibm-lotus-notes-fixpack':
 error in Version string '8.5.2-20101215.1023_FP1': invalid character in revision number
Errors were encountered while processing:

Turns out that. sometime between Ubuntu 8.x and the current 10.x version, underscores have become illegal characters according to Ubuntu's package manager.


My experience sofar with Ubuntu Karmic 64 bit (Desktop & Server)

Tags: Lotus Domino Notes 8.5.1 VMWare Server 2.0.2 64 bit Linux Ubuntu Karmic
Sofar my ride with Karmic hasn't been all smooth.

I've upgraded my server from Ubuntu Server 8.04 (Hardy Heron) to 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) and recently to 9.10 Server (Karmic) on 64 bit and encountered a few issues, and not just with Domino 8.5.1 - and yes I know this is not an IBM supported configuration

After the upgrade my Domino server came up without a problem but I noticed an error message from the full text indexer about not being able to find libstdc++.so.5
This library was replaced by the upgrade by libstdc++.so.6 - so I ended up pulling a copy from a previous release and adding that to /usr/lib32

Other than that sofar I haven't found any problems with Domino.

Daniel Nashed's SpamGeek also just continues to do it's job

I also have 64 bit VMWare Server 2.0.2 running on this server and after the upgrade the vmware modules refused to build, fortunately I found a fix here:


I have a Windows 2003 Server VMWare guest that started life as a physical box that I converted to a VM sometime last year that never had any problems but ever since the upgrade (and subsequent patch) has a tendency to die under high I/O loads. VMWare kills it (Worker#18| Caught signal 6).

After that, it was time for my laptop ...