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Lotus Notes 8.5 install under Sabayon Linux 5.0

October 11, 2009 10 comments

Interestingly painless…

  • Download the .deb version of the Notes client from IBM
  • tar xfv <downloaded_archive>
  • unpack the Notes client and Sametime with ar x ibm_lotus_notes-8.5.i586.deb and ar x ibm_lotus_sametime-8.5.i586.deb into separate directories
  • unpack data.tar.gz and control.tar.gz in both directories (tar xfvz <archive>)
  • elevate your ego to higher levels (aka become root)
  • move the files in opt from the respective Notes client and Sametime directories to /opt
  • in the Notes client directory, open postinst. Around line 254 comment out some lines and add one  so it looks like this:

  • # If on a Debian system, check to see if we have previously written an
    # upgrade marker. If so, then set the action to "upgrade". This is to
    # handle the fact that even on an upgrade, a Debian postinst script action
    # is "configure", which doesn't give us an ability to distinguish initial
    # install and upgrade functions that we need to perform.
    #if [ -e /etc/debian_version ]; then
    # if [ -e /tmp/ibm_lotus_notes.upgrade ]; then
    # DPKG_ACTION="upgrade"
    # rm -f /tmp/ibm_lotus_notes.upgrade
    # else
    # DPKG_ACTION="$1"
    # fi
    #fi
    # ADD THIS LINE
    DPKG_ACTION="configure"

  • execute postinst in both directories
  • start Notes and *cough* enjoy *cough*

This of course only applies to the Gnome Edition of Sabayon. Your mileage may vary when using the KDE Edition – will probably have to install lots of Gnome packages and their dependencies.

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Sabayon Linux 5.0 Gnome Default Desktop

October 10, 2009 Leave a comment

… is looking really great.
Just installed on my new company Lenovo T500 and so far really, really liking it. Multimedia capabilities by default are awesome, Wireless is working (I am still wondering why I had such troubles with a stock Gentoo install and the really well supported Intel 5100AGN), Font rendering is sweet. And after all, it is a Gentoo derivative, which makes it awesome by all means. Oh, I am using the Gnome edition.

Sabayon Linux Gnome Default Desktop

Sabayon Linux 5.0 Gnome Desktop (Click for Large Version)

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