Lotus Notes 8.5.1 install on Ubuntu 9.10

1) Fonts
sudo apt-get install ttf-xfree86-nonfree
sudo apt-get install t1-xfree86-nonfree

2) Dependencies
sudo apt-get install libgnomeprintui2.2-0
sudo apt-get install ia32-libs

3) Install 32 bit package install wrapper
wget http://frozenfox.freehostia.com/cappy/getlibs-all.deb
sudo dpkg -i getlibs-all.deb

5) Install 32 bit packages (do not mind the errors):
getlibs -p libavahi-client3 libavahi-common3 libavahi-glib1
libbonoboui2-0 libcroco3 libdbus-1-3 libdbus-glib-1-2 libeel2-2
libgnome2-0 libgnomecanvas2-0 libgnome-keyring0 libgnome-menu2
libgnomeprint2.2-0 libgnomeprintui2.2-0 libgnomeui-0 libgnomevfs2-0
libgsf-1-114 libgsf-1-dev librsvg2-2 librsvg2-common libselinux1
libsepol1 libstartup-notification0 libxkbfile1
gtk2-engines-ubuntulooks gtk2-engines-murrine

6) Installation (install other notes-packages if needed)
sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture ibm-lotus-notes-8.5.1.i586.deb

7) Fix for 64bit (not beeing able to view mail)
wget http://www.benkevan.com/upload/lotus_notes/libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0
wget http://www.benkevan.com/upload/lotus_notes/libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so.0
wget http://www.benkevan.com/upload/lotus_notes/libgdk_pixbuf_xlib-2.0.so.0
wget http://www.benkevan.com/upload/lotus_notes/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0
sudo mv *.so.0 /opt/ibm/lotus/notes

8) Fix "open with":
sudo mv /opt/ibm/lotus/notes/openwith /opt/ibm/lotus/notes/openwith.orig
sudo ln -s /usr/bin/gnome-open /opt/ibm/lotus/notes/openwith

9) Suggested start up script:
export GTK_PATH=/usr/lib32/gtk-2.0
cd /opt/ibm/lotus/notes/framework

Lotus notes still looks a little blocky. Since 64 bit Ubuntu themes are not supported on 32 bit. Of course there is a workaround.

Manually downloading 32-bit theme engines and put them in the correct folder, which is /usr/lib32/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/engines/

Feedback response number WEBB7XFUVZ created by Anders Aslund on 2009-11-03