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Old 02-27-2005, 11:37 PM   #1
wittyguysuku
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Angry Lotus Notes in Linux


Hey guyz,
I'm using Windoze only for checking mails through my Lotus Notes mail client. But if I know the way around to check my mails from Linux Shocked then I'll be * leaving * windoze soon. Please help me in this part.

Thanx!
 
Old 02-28-2005, 09:43 AM   #2
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Here's how I have my Lotus Notes 6 running in linux under wine (there's an article somewhere on the web on this, forgot the link tho.)

1. Install wine on your linux machine.

2. Install Lotus Notes 6 on a Windoze machine.

3. Copy the Lotus/Notes directory from the windows machine to your wine's program directory. e.g ~/.wine/fake_windows/program files/lotus/notes

4. Copy the following dll's from a windows 2000 machine to your ~/.wine/fake_windows/windows/system.
Code:
mfc42.dll 
msvcp60.dll
mfc42u.dll 
msvcrt.dll
5. then do

Code:
wine "c:\program files\lotus\notes\nlnotes.exe"
6. If it works you can then put a shortcut on your desktop.

Its working for me, though i've then opted to use Thunderbird with IMAP from my Domino Server. I use Notes Client only for Domino Adminstration.
 
Old 02-28-2005, 01:14 PM   #3
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With the last few versions of WINE, Lotus notes works as flawlessly as it does with Crossover. I have used them both by installing from their setup files. And not copying an untouched folder from windows.

BTW Manulite.... is there a manual somewhere where I can configure Thunderbird to receive mails from the Domino Server?
 
Old 03-02-2005, 12:32 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by manulite
Here's how I have my Lotus Notes 6 running in linux under wine (there's an article somewhere on the web on this, forgot the link tho.)

1. Install wine on your linux machine.

2. Install Lotus Notes 6 on a Windoze machine.

3. Copy the Lotus/Notes directory from the windows machine to your wine's program directory. e.g ~/.wine/fake_windows/program files/lotus/notes

4. Copy the following dll's from a windows 2000 machine to your ~/.wine/fake_windows/windows/system.
Code:
mfc42.dll 
msvcp60.dll
mfc42u.dll 
msvcrt.dll
5. then do

Code:
wine "c:\program files\lotus\notes\nlnotes.exe"
6. If it works you can then put a shortcut on your desktop.

Hi Manulite,
Thanx for your help. But I still could not run my Lotus notes. I downloaded latest wine for RHL8.0 (i386) and glut-3.7-8 RPM for i386. I first installed glut rpm which was needed by Wine. Then I successfully installed Wine. But when I gave the command
Code:
wine "c:\program files\lotus\notes\nlnotes.exe"
, it was showing no errors and nothing at all. It comes back to the prompt silently ! Sad

Help me .... please...
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Old 03-02-2005, 11:17 AM   #5
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Wine is best used when compiled by yourself. I had read once somewhere programs that crash silently with pre-built binaries of wine work fine with the compiled version. Try compiling from the tarball. It might help.
 
Old 03-16-2005, 02:48 PM   #6
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Quote:
originally posted by wittyguysuku
wine "c:\program files\lotus\notes\nlnotes.exe"
, it was showing no errors and nothing at all. It comes back to the prompt silently ! Sad

Help me .... please...
valerie_tux is right. I use Suse myself with wine version 20050111, which I compiled from the sources. I also had problems with the Suse packages. Download the sources from sourceforge and see if you still have the same problem.

And...

Quote:
Originally posted by valerie_tux

BTW Manulite.... is there a manual somewhere where I can configure Thunderbird to receive mails from the Domino Server?
I have never seen any, but there's really nothing to it.

What you need:

i. The POP3 (or IMAP) task must be enabled and started on your domino server. If you are the Administrator just add the task to your notes.ini for the domino server so that it starts each time your Domino server starts.

ii. You should know your internet username. Typically if your notes name is 'John Doe/WWCorp', your internet username can be any of 'John Doe' or 'jdoe' (If jdoe is your short username, it could very well be 'doej'), or the full "John Doe/WWCorp". Of course you could have another username. The Administrator should know.

ii. You must have your internet password set on your person document in the Domino Directory. You cannot authenticate without it, and this is not necessarily the same as your Lotus Notes ID password.

Your Domino enviroment might be setup to use SSL connections. I am assuming that this is not so.

If you are already using thunderbird for other email accounts then you are most likely to have already set a default smtp server for outgoing mail. Thunderbird will use that default smtp server for your account. Nothing stops you however from adding another smtp server. If you need help setting this up as well let me know.

Then to configure Thunderbird for IMAP / POP.

1. Fire up your Thunderbird and go to Edit -> Account Settings...
2. Click on the 'Add Account' button, select 'Email Account' and click next.
3. Enter Your Name. This sets the outgoing name on emails you will send with this account.
4. Enter your internet email address 'you@organisation.com' the one you use on the domino system and Click next.
5. Select IMAP / POP as your incoming server type.
6. On the incoming server field, enter either the IP address of your domino server, or its hostname.
7. If you want to have separate folders on the local machine for this account, uncheck the 'Use Global Inbox' and click next.
8. On the 'incoming user name' field you need to enter either your full name, or short userid that you use to authenticate with the server. Typically if your notes name is 'John Doe/WWCorp', you can enter 'John Doe' or 'jdoe' (If jdoe is your short username, it could very well be 'doej'), or you can enter the full "John Doe/WWCorp" and click next.
9. On the Account name, give it any name you want like "Domino Account" or whatever.
10. Click next, verify the details and click finish.

If you are using POP, then on the account you have just created, click on server settings, and make sure you set the other preferences, like most importantly, if you want to leave a copy of the mail on the server. If choose not to leave a copy, you will not be able to see your email from Lotus Notes after you pop it.

After that you are done. Exit the Account settings window. You can now click on the "Get Email" button to download emails from the server. It will ask you for your password if it has connected successfully.
 
Old 03-17-2005, 01:39 PM   #7
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Thanks Manulite.. really appreciate all the info!
 
Old 03-17-2005, 03:07 PM   #8
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Also to add one small detail to all this: I think I read not too long ago that you need Notes 6.5.1. 6.5 apparently won't do it so Lotus released 6.5.1 so that it would be more compatible w/ Wine.
 
Old 04-13-2005, 03:27 PM   #9
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I tried to get what you said working moving the notes directory and all that..it didnt work..
 
Old 04-13-2005, 03:35 PM   #10
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How about being more specific. Any error messages?

If you look in /etc/wine.conf is it set to use the same version of windows that you copied the .dll files over from?
 
Old 05-11-2005, 01:00 PM   #11
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I think I read not too long ago that you need Notes 6.5.1. 6.5 apparently won't do it so Lotus released 6.5.1 so that it would be more compatible w/ Wine
I have just installed Suse 9.3 with wine version 20050211.

I managed to install Lotus Notes 6.5.1 (from CD), All Clients without having to copy anything at all and my Notes is working quite fine. So it might be true. I'm yet to try out the beta for ND 7.
 
Old 05-12-2005, 12:31 AM   #12
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How about being more specific. Any error messages?

If you look in /etc/wine.conf is it set to use the same version of windows that you copied the .dll files over from?
I tried winecfg, I could only update the audio related configuration. But I couldn't add the libraries in the 'libraries' tab. Moreover I tried editing ~/.wine/config and /etc/wine.conf. Unfortunately those two files are not available.
 
Old 05-25-2005, 02:11 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by cultavix
I tried to get what you said working moving the notes directory and all that..it didnt work..
I succeeded in bringing Lotus Notes into Linux.
Here are the things what I did:
1. I installed wine.
2. Copied Lotus Notes entire directory from windows drive to ~/.wine/ directory.
3. edited notes.ini where I've given the absolute path where my lotus notes directory resides.
4. Copied some of the dll files (like mfcv32.dll ... while executing it will ask for the dll file). So supply all the needed dll files into ~/.wine/windows/system/ directory.
5. In the command prompt, just I typed: wine <absolute path>/nlnotes.exe =<absolute path>/notes.ini

But ensure that all your id file, bookmark file and addressbook file are available in Linux also.

Thanx,
WittyGuy
 
Old 05-25-2005, 08:03 AM   #14
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When you say absolute path, do you mean something like "/home/wittyguysuku/.wine/drive_c/........"? Just curious really.

When I start Lotus I have a script that has the command

wine "c:\Program Files\lotus\notes\nlnotes.exe"

Glad you got it to work.
 
  


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