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    HOWTO: Install & setup Lotus Notes for Linux

    Get package
    The best way is to get it from Partnerworld program.
    Name of package is: C93D1NA.zip

    Prerequisites
    1, install mozilla package - should be >= 1.7.12 (apt-get install mozilla-browser)
    2, create symlink to mozilla binary (ln -sf /usr/bin/mozilla-suite /usr/bin/mozilla)
    3, edit /etc/gre.d/gre.conf to match your mozilla version (you can also add symlink /etc/gre.conf)
    insert:
    Code:
    [1.7.13]
    GRE_PATH=/usr/lib/mozilla
    4, Get Gnome libraries (I'm not sure which ones - i got Gnome as alternative Desktop)

    Install
    1, unpack C93D1NA.zip (unzip -d lotus C93D1NA.zip)
    2, unpack Personality.zip
    3, chmod +x on lotus/setup_wct_platform.bin and setuplinux.bin
    4, copy setuplinux.bin to updateSite/features/com.ibm.workplace.notesinstall.linux.feature_7.0.1 .0000-0900/bin/linux/
    5, run installer ./lotus/setup_wct_platform.bin as non-root user (it'll be a little bit complicated installing it as root, but it's possible)
    6, as first, there will be Workplace Manged Client installed (agree to
    licenses, set install path etc. to install it - don't forget to set privileges on install dirs ) and then you will be asked to install Lotus Notes Client plug-in, so be patient. At the end launch icon will be installed to your desktop.
    7, after installation, empty client will be started so don't panic
    8, close client

    Setup
    To start client correctly, you have to make some environment settings:
    $CLASSPATH pointing to the top-level installation directory.
    Add the top-level installation directory, and jvm/bin to your path
    Set $NOTESDIR to the data subdirectory of the top-level installation directory
    Set $NOTESBIN to the top-level installation directory
    Add the subdirectories jvm/bin/classic, jvm/bin and the top-level installation directory to $LD_LIBRARY_PATH
    Code:
    example:
    
    NOTESBIN=/home/malmo/notes
    NOTESDATA=/home/malmo/notes/data
    NOTESDIR=/home/malmo/notes/data
    
    LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$NOTESBIN:$NOTESBIN/jvm/bin/classic:$NOTESBIN/jvm/bin:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
    
    PATH=$NOTESBIN/jvm/bin:$NOTESBIN:$PATH
    
    CLASSPATH=./:$NOTESBIN/:$CLASSPATH
    
    export NOTESBIN NOTESDATA NOTESDIR LD_LIBRARY_PATH PATH CLASSPATH
    The way you do it is up to you
    KDE:
    I've put those variables into file (.notesrc) & sourcing it before launch of main app.
    Code:
    (command section in desktop file:
    . /home/malmo/.notesrc;/opt/ibm/Workplace\ Managed\ Client/rcp/richclient -personality com.ibm.workplace.noteswc.standalone.linux.personality)
    Gnome:
    Create script to launch notes
    e.g. /home/malmo/bin/notesstart
    Code:
    #!/bin/sh
    
    NOTESBIN=/home/malmo/notes
    NOTESDATA=/home/malmo/notes/data
    NOTESDIR=/home/malmo/notes/data
    LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$NOTESBIN:$NOTESBIN/jvm/bin/classic:$NOTESBIN/jvm/bin:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
    PATH=$NOTESBIN/jvm/bin:$NOTESBIN:$PATH
    CLASSPATH=./:$NOTESBIN/:$CLASSPATH
    export NOTESBIN NOTESDATA NOTESDIR LD_LIBRARY_PATH PATH CLASSPATH
    
    /opt/ibm/Workplace\ Managed\ Client/rcp/richclient -personality com.ibm.workplace.noteswc.standalone.linux.personality
    chmod 755 notesstart

    now you can edit launcher icon to point to script

    Final:
    Then, after launching application you should be able to setup Lotus Notes common way - LotusNotes wizard will pop-up.

    Enjoy
    Last edited by malmo; July 27th, 2006 at 07:42 AM. Reason: update for Gnome

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