Installing the Lotus Notes client on Linux

Once CrossOver Office is configured, you can then install the Domino Administration Client. By default, the CrossOver Office setup has line items for Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes and Other. Select Lotus Notes, then click the ADD button. The application installation dialog is presented (Figure 5-6 on page 261).

Figure 5-6 CrossOver Office - Add Application

Choose your method of installation either CDROM, or an executable file. Since we downloaded our Notes client code from Notes.Net, we chose the executable. At the time of this writing, the CrossOver Office product only supported version 5 of Notes, however we chose to install Domino 6. Click the 'Browse' button to navigate to your install program, see Figure 5-7 on page 262.

Figure 5-7 Crossover Office - Application Installation

Select the appropriate file and click OPEN to begin the installation of the Notes client.

Figure 5-8 CrossOver Office - Select *.exe fiie

At this point you are presented with the Lotus Notes Installation screens.

At this point you are presented with the Lotus Notes Installation screens.

Figure 5-9 Lotus Notes Installation - Welcome

Click NEXT to review the software license agreement. After reviewing the agreement, click YES to continue or NO to exit the installation.

Figure 5-10 Lotus Notes Installation - License Agreement
Figure 5-11 Lotus Notes Installation i Single/Multiple User Install

Enter the user name and the name of your company. See the Release notes of Lotus Notes/Domino for further discussion about what to use as a user name.

Figure 5-12 Lotus Notes Installation - Destination Folder

Choose your destination folders for the Lotus Notes program and data files. Click NEXT to continue.

Note: As you can see in Figure 5-12 on page 265, the target installation directory is c:\lotus\domino as opposed to c:\lotus\notes. This is the default setting within the Crossover Office product although we are installing the Notes client. You might want to choose a different directory.

Figure 5-13 Lotus Notes Installation - Client Selection

Select which choice of client you would like to install and click Customize to modify the default installation settings for your client selection. By default, the Notes Client is chosen. For our purposes, we chose All Clients. Click NEXT to continue.

Figure 5-14 Lotus Notes Installation - Program Folders

This is your last installation dialog. Choose the program folder for your application shortcuts, then click NEXT to begin the file copying process.

Figure 5-15 Lotus Notes Installation - Complete

Following the successful installation of the Notes client software, Crossover Office presents you with an installation report as shown in Figure 5-16 on page 269.

Figure 5-16 Crossover Office Installation Report

At this point we ran the normal Notes client setup to connect to our Domino 6 server and copy the administrators id to our Notes/Data directory. Before using the client for the first time, we chose to reboot the Linux workstation we were using for Domino administration. This is based on the fact that we had installed several software applications and wanted to start with a fresh system.

Once Linux restarted, we ensured the Domino 6 server was running, then started the Domino Administration client. During the installation process of the Notes client, Crossover Office adds a Program->Lotus Applications group to the KDE start menu emulating the placement in a Windows environment. See Figure 5-17 on page 270. Just as in Windows, this shortcut may be copied to the KDE desktop for quicker access.

Figure 5-17 KDE Start Menu - Program Lotus Applications

Now you are ready to register users or perform any other administrative tasks, in a non-Windows environment, using the Domino Administration client.

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