I was demoing Lotus Notes to a potential client and they were really interested.
They do have some enthusiastic IMAP users so IMAP is a requirement. We tried IMAP with the standard Notes mail template and it seemed to work OK. They need the layered calendar view in the 85 template so the IMAP templates ( from R5 ) is not an option.
What issues we will get if we use the IMAP with the standard 85 template ?
They want to choose Lotus over Group wise and Microsoft because
>They really like it for its cross platform support ( MAC, Linux and Windows ),
> Because it looks similar on each client
> Because of Traveler with Nokia
I am doing an install of 8.5 on RHEL 5.1 this week and as I haven’t done one on this combination before I thought I would do a dry run, just as well really as there is a bit of a nasty install bug.
If you install RHEL 5.1 and then allow the updates to run in their default mode the system gets upgraded to RHEL 5.3 ( yes I know Domino is certified at 5.1 but it is generally good practice to apply the available patches and it is not initially clear that you have been upgraded ) When you then try to install Domino you get the following error messages :
error while loading shared libraries: libc.so.6
This led me to think that I had missed some dependencies and I eventually found the pre-requisits list here =>
Installing these didn’t help and after a lot of searching I eventually I came across this tech note from IBM
|This error occurs because the Domino startup script incorrectly evaluates the 5.3 version number in the file /etc/issue as RHEL 3.0. This causes the Domino startup script to set the UNIX environment variable of LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.4.19 that is meant for RHEL 3.0 only. Setting this variable makes Domino 7 and 8 servers detect a kernel version that it was not designed for, thus the error occurs. |
The technote goes on to describe how to modify the script file to get around the problem
Other Quick Notes
I will write up the installation process in a future posting but for now it is worth noting the following :
The above bug
This note from Red Hat – better than anything IBM seems to have
Daniel Nasheds startup script
You need to disable sendmail as it stops Domino accessing the SMTP port ( and you don’t want to have it running any way )