Michael Brown October 20 2009 01:49:04 AMAt last, the Notes client has a proper installer for Ubuntu. Not that, strictly speaking, Ubuntu requires such things. It has its own way of handling installation packages (of which more, later on).
I kicked off the installer file on Ubuntu 9.04 by entering:
in a console window. I was immediately rewarded by the following errror message:
"Notice: Please uninstall hotfix/fixpack before installing package ibm_lotus_notes-8.5.1-20090929.1223. Otherwise install failure might be encountered."
WTF? Yes, I've got that hotfix installed, but why do I need to uninstall it first? Can't the installer simply overwrite it?
Whatever. I started hunting around for an uninstaller for the hotfix, without any success. Then it hit me: "You're thinking like a Windows zombie, dummy. Where would you expect to find installation information for an application under Ubuntu?"
So, I fired up Synaptic, typed in "IBM" and there it was, right where it should be:
Once I'd ticked it for removal, and let Synaptic do its thing, I was able to run the Notes 8.5.1 installer without problem. (I'm typing this update in on it, in fact).
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