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donguan 02-02-2006 02:22 AM

Installing Lotus Notes 6.5.3 Server on Linux?
Hi everyone,

I hope someone would be able to guide me through this as I am a newbie to Linux.

Have installed fedore core 4 on one of our servers, now here comes the tricky part I have to install lotus notes server on this machine.

Have got a Linux version of the software, on the cd there are a setup file, but when I run this file in the console it just does nothing......What to do?!

pixellany 02-02-2006 06:57 PM

Are you running in a terminal?
Are you running as the root user? (maybe necessary if the install script wants to write to a directory to which your normal persona lacks access)

donguan 02-03-2006 08:36 AM

The access to the installed directory does not worry me to much at this point in time, I need to get the server up and running.

What I did was the following, I inserted the Lotus Notes Server cd into the drive, Fedora authomatically mounted the cd for me, when i browzed the disc there was a setup file in the root directory, I double clicked on this file, then a menu pops up asking if you want to view this file, or run this withing the terminal.

When I view this file, it only shows me a bunch of c-shell code which I don't know a lot of....when I select the run the file through the terminal, it does something inside the terminal after which it closes automatically.

This is actually the very first external application I am installing on a linux machine, I do not know which procedure to follow or how it should look when the installation is busy....

donguan 02-07-2006 07:52 AM

Sorry about that, when I logged on this morning, I read your reply again and only realized now that I was misinterpreting your reply.....:tisk:

Yes I am the root user, which means that I should be able to run the terminal without any restrictions right?!

RedShirt 02-07-2006 07:58 AM

You should never run as the root user for a normal basis. At best your should make a normal user with a high level group so you can mount and unmount drives and such. But running as root is very bad for security.

Anywho, that said... You should just download the installer script of the disc(your cd drive is probably not set to execute in the fstab, so you can't execute scripts from disc. So put it on the HD first, then try to run it. As long as the script is runnable(in KDE or gnome right click the file and turn on "executable"), you should be able to just type in "cd location" "./scriptname" and viola.

donguan 02-07-2006 10:04 AM

Still struggling with instalaltion.....
Thanks a million for the tips as I progress to oneday installing IBM Lotus Domino Server on this machine.

I created a new id, which is not the root id, Still the script runs inside of the terminal and closes right after its complete, without doing any installation of any sort....

I copied the Installation files to the HD still no luck, I could not locate the right click function where I can select the file as a executeable....but when I double click on the file a menu asks me if I want to run the file in the terminal or view the file!?

This script file was written in 1999, could this be a problem by any chance?!:scratch:

Linux is not as easy as I thought this might be?! I take it a installation script file is the same as an exe setup file in windows?!

Is there any chance that someone could take over my desktop via gnomemeeting or something and assist me with this installation?!

Thanks a lot for your time and effort trying to help assist me with this!!!:D

RedShirt 02-07-2006 11:21 AM

Sorry fo rht e confusion, my thoughts were seperate. You need root acess or group access to install scripts, a new user with no rights still won't, and can't install.

You couldn't right click on the file, or you did and the permissions tab with user group owner executable didn't come up? What window manager/DE are you using?

A script is similar to an exe, but usually one right clicks and "installs", or double clicks, or uses the terminal sh or ./ to install them. A shell script is a series of erminal commands that are used to copy, setup, unpack, and etc, to install a file in linux.

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