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Installing Lotus Notes 8 on Kubuntu Hardy 8.04

Since I gave in and switched from Sidux to the new Kubuntu 8.04 – simply because Sidux just was too bleeding edge for my work rig, too many kernel switches and the new 2.6.25 totally borking my Cisco VPN Client – I had to install Lotus Notes 8.01 … Again. And it was horror again. So just for future reference I should write down what made it work.

Stuff you need to install/do on a stock Kubuntu:

# sudo apt-get install libstdc++5 libgnomecanvas2-0 \
  libgnomeprint2.2-0 libgnomeprintui2.2-0 \
  libgnomevfs2-0 libgnome2-0 libgnomeui-0
# cp <notesinstalldatadirectory>/deploy/install.xml /root
# sudo mkdir -p /etc/lotus/notes
# sudo touch /etc/lotus/notes/notesrc

Launch Installer, install away. Should work. At least did the job for me.

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  1. soulwarrior
    May 7, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Installing libstdc++5 did it under unbuntu with gnome desktop.
    Before that, the installation always crashed with a locking assertion failure.

    Thank you πŸ™‚

  2. gordonazmo
    May 7, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    Wow, Google was quick to pick that post up. Glad it worked for you! πŸ™‚

  3. May 27, 2008 at 8:13 am

    Thanks for the help man. Install libstdc++5 solved the problem in ubuntu hardy. πŸ™‚

  4. GArcher
    June 23, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    Still not working for me:(

  5. Regenkind
    June 24, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    Thank you for your post!!!
    I installed Notes 8.5 Beta 1 on an Kubuntu 8.04 and had a rendering problem when opening html-Emails. Once apt-get installed gcc-3.3-base libstdc++5, (due to your posted command) everything worked out smoothly.

  6. Gordon Schulz
    June 24, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    GArcher: any detailed Info on what’s not working? I got quite some “experience” with that piece-o-crap software, maybe we can find a solution.

    Regenkind: Totally glad to hear. πŸ™‚

  7. James
    July 9, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    I’ve done just about everything I can with a new Ubuntu Hardy 64 Bit install. I’ve researched the following links:

    And I came across your post via a bugtracker.


    I had all packages installed except for the libstdc++5. When I go to run the installer, it errors out with a java error about libX11.so.6 not found. Of course, the lib is there, but this 32bit Java is confused.

    I finally stopped GDM, cleaned up all of the attempts and blew away everything /tmp and restarted GDM. I tried things in this order, a combination of the links above.

    1. I just tried a normal install.

    $ sudo ./setup.sh

    I get the same error, libX11.so.6 not found.

    2. I tried using the 1st links 32bit library.

    sudo LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/32bit_libs ./setup.sh

    I get farther along, but then I get an error, Locking assertion failure.

    3. I then tried to set the environment variable for a sloppy lock.


    That results in the same exact error as #2. But from what I have read, the libxcb_xlib doesn’t allow that work around anymore (not a bug BTW).

    I’m about at my wits end. I’ve tried so many things that I am starting to lose track. I really don’t want to downgrade a brand new 4GB of RAM Laptop to 32 bit. But I’ve got to have Lotus Notes. It would just be easier if IBM would get on the 64Bit Bandwagon.

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