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"Andrew Parker" 12-02-2007 07:53 PM

Notes 8 Client on F7 (or F8)
 
On Nov 12, 2007 1:47 AM, Christopher A. Williams <fedoralists@cawllc.com> wrote:
>
>
> On Wed, 2007-10-31 at 19:35 -0600, Christopher A. Williams wrote:
> > On Tue, 2007-10-30 at 10:02 -0600, Phil Meyer wrote:
> > > Phil Meyer wrote:
> > > > Christopher A. Williams wrote:
> > > >> Has anyone found the set of magic incantations that will enable you to
> > > >> install Lotus Notes 8.0 on F7 (or F8T3)?
> > > >>
> > > >> I've had nothing but nightmarish troubles getting any of it to work. All
> > > >> of my on-line searches of archives have also turned up nothing.
> > > >>
> > > >> Cheers,
> > > >>
> > > >> Chris
> > > >>
> > > >> --
> > > >> ================================================== ==
> > > >> In theory there is no difference between theory and practice.
> > > >> In practice there is.
> > > >>
> > > >> --Yogi Berra
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >
> > > > Hmmm... Worked fine on several F7 systems here. No problems at all.
> > > >
> > > > I really wish it was packageable, but it dumps a ton of stuff into the
> > > > home directory of the person installing it.
> > > >
> > > > The Notes installer is NOT meant for multi user systems. :(
> > > >
> > > >
> > > After thinking about it...
> > >
> > > We all have SUN's java installed and alternatives set so that it is the
> > > default.
> > >
> > > We also all have eclipse fully loaded.
> > >
> > > Assuming you installed the jdk1.5.0_09 rpm from SUN:
> > >
> > > # set java alternatives
> > > rm /var/lib/alternatives/java
> > > /usr/sbin/alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java
> > > /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.4.2-gcj/bin/java 1
> > > /usr/sbin/alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java
> > > /usr/java/jdk1.5.0_09/bin/java 2
> > > /usr/sbin/alternatives --install /usr/bin/javac javac
> > > /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.4.2-gcj/bin/javac 1
> > > /usr/sbin/alternatives --install /usr/bin/javac javac
> > > /usr/java/jdk1.5.0_09/bin/javac 2
> > >
> > > If you have a different version of SUN's java installed, or if its in a
> > > different place, simply modify the lines above appropriately.
> > >
> > > Then try the Lotus Notes install again.
> > >
> > > Good Luck!
> > >
> >
>
> Tried this and several other suggestions, as well as a number of things
> on the Lotus forums. Nothing works. I get that same Assertion
> 'c->xlib.lock' failed error message.
>
> <rant>
> I'm really not happy with Notes at this point. How does IBM expect to
> sell this for real money. F8 by comparison is FREE and actually works!
>
> Reliably at that.
> </rant>
>
> OK - now that I'm done with my rant, I'd appreciate other suggestions to
> get this going.

Don't know if you ever got this going, but I just stumbled across an
interesting page where the author suggests press ctrl-z at an
appropriate point to suspend the install, thus allowing you to patch
the JRE before it goes south:

http://nocoast-tech.blogspot.com/2007/11/fedora-8-and-lotus-notes-8-java-issues.html

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