How to install IBM Notes 9.0.1 FP7 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64 bits

Prepare the packages for installation

1 – Download the image CIQ7TEN from Passport Advantage this is the Debian install for IBM Notes 9.0.1 and also the FP7 from fix central

2 – Expand the downloaded file using tar -xvf command

3 – Open the package bm-notes-9.0.1.i586.deb to be edited using the commands bellow

dpkg-deb -x ibm-notes-9.0.1.i586.deb common
dpkg-deb --control ibm-notes-9.0.1.i586.deb

4 – Edit the control file, inside of the folder DEBIAN and change the Pre-depends section :

Pre-Depends: gdb:i386 | gdb:amd64, coreutils:i386 | coreutils:amd64, unzip:i386 | unzip:amd64, bash:i386 | bash:amd64, procps:i386 | procps:amd64, grep:i386 | grep:amd64, sed:i386 | sed:amd64, libart-2.0-2:i386, libasound2:i386, libatk1.0-0:i386, libavahi-client3:i386, libavahi-common3:i386, libavahi-glib1:i386, libbonobo2-0:i386, libbonoboui2-0:i386, libc6:i386, libcairo2:i386, libcanberra0:i386, libcomerr2:i386, libcups2:i386, libdbus-1-3:i386, libdbus-glib-1-2:i386, libexpat1:i386, libffi6:i386, libfontconfig1:i386, libfreetype6:i386, libgail18:i386, libgcc1:i386, libgconf-2-4:i386, libgcrypt11:i386 | libgcrypt20:i386, libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0:i386, libglib2.0-0:i386, libgnome2-0:i386, libgnomecanvas2-0:i386, libgnome-keyring0:i386, libgnomeui-0:i386, libgnomevfs2-0:i386, libgnutls26:i386 | libgnutls30:i386, libgpg-error0:i386, libgssapi-krb5-2:i386, libgtk2.0-0:i386, libhunspell-1.3-0:i386, libice6:i386, libjpeg62:i386, libk5crypto3:i386, libkeyutils1:i386, libkrb5-3:i386, libkrb5support0:i386, libltdl7:i386, libnspr4:i386, libnspr4-0d:i386, libnss3:i386, libnss3-1d:i386, libogg0:i386, liborbit2:i386, libp11-kit0:i386, libpam0g:i386, libpango1.0-0:i386, libpcre3:i386, libpixman-1-0:i386, libpng12-0:i386, libpopt0:i386, libselinux1:i386, libsm6:i386, libstdc++6:i386, libtasn1-3:i386 | libtasn1-4:i386 | libtasn1-5:i386 | libtasn1-6:i386, libtdb1:i386, libuuid1:i386, libvorbis0a:i386, libvorbisfile3:i386, libx11-6:i386, libxau6:i386, libxcb1:i386, libxcb-render0:i386, libxcb-shm0:i386, libxcomposite1:i386, libxcursor1:i386, libxdamage1:i386, libxdmcp6:i386, libxext6:i386, libxfixes3:i386, libxft2:i386, libxi6:i386, libxinerama1:i386, libxml2:i386, libxrandr2:i386, libxrender1:i386, libxss1:i386, libxt6:i386, libxtst6:i386, zlib1g:i386, unity-gtk2-module:i386, libcanberra-gtk-module:i386, libxss1:i386, gtk2-engines-murrine:i386, p11-kit-modules:i386, libp11-kit-gnome-keyring:i386, ttf-xfree86-nonfree:i386 | ttf-xfree86-nonfree:amd64, libz1:i386, libgconf2-4:i386, libxkbfile1:i386, libgnome-desktop-2 | libgnome-desktop-2-7 | libgnome-desktop-2-11 | libgnome-desktop-2-17 | libgnome-desktop-3-2 | libgnome-desktop-3-12, libidl-2-0:i386, libpangox-1.0-0:i386, libpangoxft-1.0-0:i386, libasound2-plugins:i386, libgail-common:i386, libatk-adaptor:i386, overlay-scrollbar-gtk2:i386 | overlay-scrollbar-gtk2:amd64

5 – Rebuild the package using the commands:

cp -a DEBIAN common
dpkg -b common ibm-notes-9.0.1.i586.deb

6 – Delete the folders common and DEBIAN

7 – Open the Sametime package for edition:

dpkg-deb -x ibm-sametime-9.0.1.i586.deb common
dpkg-deb --control ibm-sametime-9.0.1.i586.deb

8 – Edit the control file, inside of the folder DEBIAN and change the Pre-depends section :

Pre-Depends: ibm-notes, alsa-base, alsa-utils:i386 | alsa-utils:amd64 , iproute:i386 | iproute2:i386 | iproute:amd64 | iproute2:amd64

9 – Rebuild the package using the commands:

cp -a DEBIAN common
dpkg -b common ibm-sametime-9.0.1.i586.deb

remove common and DEBIAN folders

10 – Optional – Brazilian Portuguese Language:

dpkg-deb -x ibm-notes-core-ptbr-9.0.1.i586.deb common
dpkg-deb --control ibm-notes-core-ptbr-9.0.1.i586.deb

Edit the file control inside the DEBIAN folder and remove the the following line:

Depends: ibm-notes-nl1 (= 9.0.1-20131022.1138)

Rebuild the package

cp -a DEBIAN common
dpkg -b common ibm-notes-core-ptbr-9.0.1.i586.deb

Remove common and DEBIAN folders.

Prepare Ubuntu to install IBM Notes 9.0.1 FP7

Install Synaptic. We need to install some packages

sudo apt-get install synaptic

Start Synaptic and go to Settings -> Repositories -> Other software

Add the following URI for the repository:

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring main restricted universe multiverse

Close Synaptic. It will ask to reload the repositories and maybe you get the index reporitory error, you can ignore it.

run on terminal:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install libart-2.0-2:i386 libasound2:i386 libatk1.0-0:i386 libavahi-client3:i386 libavahi-common3:i386 libavahi-glib1:i386 libbonobo2-0:i386 libbonoboui2-0:i386 libc6:i386 libcairo2:i386 libcanberra0:i386 libcomerr2:i386 libcups2:i386 libdbus-1-3:i386 libdbus-glib-1-2:i386 libexpat1:i386 libffi6:i386 libfontconfig1:i386 libfreetype6:i386 libgail18:i386 libgcc1:i386 libgconf-2-4:i386 libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0:i386 libglib2.0-0:i386 libgnome2-0:i386 libgnomecanvas2-0:i386 libgnome-keyring0:i386 libgnomeui-0:i386 libgnomevfs2-0:i386 libgpg-error0:i386 libgssapi-krb5-2:i386 libgtk2.0-0:i386 libhunspell-1.3-0:i386 libice6:i386 libjpeg62:i386 libk5crypto3:i386 libkeyutils1:i386 libkrb5-3:i386 libkrb5support0:i386 libltdl7:i386 libnspr4:i386 libnspr4-0d:i386 libnss3:i386 libnss3-1d:i386 libogg0:i386 liborbit2:i386 libp11-kit0:i386 libpam0g:i386 libpango1.0-0:i386 libpcre3:i386 libpixman-1-0:i386 libpng12-0:i386 libpopt0:i386 libselinux1:i386 libsm6:i386 libstdc++6:i386 libtasn1-6:i386 libtdb1:i386 libuuid1:i386 libvorbis0a:i386 libvorbisfile3:i386 libx11-6:i386 libxau6:i386 libxcb1:i386 libxcb-render0:i386 libxcb-shm0:i386 libxcomposite1:i386 libxcursor1:i386 libxdamage1:i386 libxdmcp6:i386 libxext6:i386 libxfixes3:i386 libxft2:i386 libxi6:i386 libxinerama1:i386 libxml2:i386 libxrandr2:i386 libxrender1:i386 libxss1:i386 libxt6:i386 libxtst6:i386 zlib1g:i386 unity-gtk2-module:i386 libcanberra-gtk-module:i386 libxss1:i386 gtk2-engines-murrine:i386 p11-kit-modules:i386 libp11-kit-gnome-keyring:i386 ttf-xfree86-nonfree gdb iproute2 libgconf2-4:i386 libxkbfile1:i386 lib32ncurses5 lib32z1 libidl-2-0:i386 libpangox-1.0-0:i386 libpangoxft-1.0-0:i386 libasound2-plugins:i386 libgail-common:i386 overlay-scrollbar-gtk2 libgnome-desktop-3-12:i386 libatk-adaptor:i386 libgcrypt20:i386 libgnutls30:i386

Install IBM Notes 9.0.1

dpkg -i ibm-notes-9.0.1.i586.deb
dpkg -i ibm-sametime-9.0.1.i586.deb

For Brazilian Portuguese only:
dpkg -i ibm-notes-core-ptbr-9.0.1.i586.deb

After you install and configure the IBM Notes 9.0.1 close the client and install the FP7 using the command:

dpkg -i ibm_notes_fixpack-9.0.1.i586.deb

Many thanks to Felipe Paix√£o. He works hard to make this setup guide.

  • Great stuff!! Thanks, Kenio and Felipe!

  • Devin Olson

    EXCELLENT! Thank you for posting this!

  • manicmike

    Bloody marvellous. Thanks so very much!

  • Lars Berntrop-Bos

    After all that work you must be sad the Linux client was dropped in 9.0.1 FP 8.

  • timo

    Cheers, I ve had problems with
    deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring main restricted universe multiverse
    But its noch really needed anymore I think.

    Have a Ubuntu 16.04 LTS installation and did a
    sudo dpkg –add-architecture i386
    instead of adding the repository.

    After that, the apt-get install of all depending packages went fine.