Dienstag, 4. Dezember 2012

Installing Sametime 8.5.2 (+IFR1) on SLES 11 SP2

Installing Sametime 8.5.2 (+IFR1) on SLES 11 SP2

When you try to install sametime 8.5.2 IFR1 ond SuSe Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 you'll quite probably encounter a problem with a missing RPM:


The release notes that ship with SLES 11 SP2 say that it was replaced by libstdc++46-32bit.

Since the current libstdc++46 conflicts with libstc++43, you really shouldn't try to downgrade the libraries or install them ignoring those dependencies - it will result in a broken YAST or even a completely unusable system, which i had to learn the hard way ;-)

The easy solution to the problem is to fire up vi, and edit setuplinux.bin - which is just a shell-script.

Find the following line:

ST_SLES11_REQ_RPM_LIST_x86_64="libstdc++33-32bit xorg-x11-libXmu-32bit-7 xorg-x11-libXp-32bit-7 libstdc++43-32bit"

..and replace the version number for libstdc++:

ST_SLES11_REQ_RPM_LIST_x86_64="libstdc++33-32bit xorg-x11-libXmu-32bit-7 xorg-x11-libXp-32bit-7 libstdc++46-32bit"

As far as i can tell, this doesn't seem to have any negative impact on the sametime installation, but as always: use at your own risk!

Mittwoch, 7. November 2012

Lotus Notes & the "integrated" browser

Did you ever wonder why the "integrated browser" of the Lotus Notes client behaves so differently compared to your regular browser? Here's one reason for that:

Using the "integrated browser"-option (on a Windows-OS) means that Lotus Notes utilizes the already installed Internet Explorer engine of your operating system to download and render web-pages (and also images in emails that need to be downloaded before you're able to see them). I would usually expect that engine to behave more or less the same way as the corresponding "standalone-browser", but that would be way too easy, right...?! ;-)
As soon as you have a situation where the user-agent-string of your browser matters, you're probably going to run into the same trouble which i encountered. You'll see that although you've already installed Internet Explorer 8 or even 9, the user-agent-string that the "integrated browser" transfers to the webserver, doesn't seem to fit into that picture. That's because the integrated browser is using the IE WebBrowserControl, which defaults to use an IE7-compatibility-mode that was introduced with IE8!
If you want to change that behaviour, you'll have to modify the registry like that:



I'm not sure if all of these entries are needed, but at least for the IEOOP.exe, i can confirm that this is used as soon as you open a webpage from within the Lotus Notes client.
(Some of) The remaining entries are needed if you don't want the engine to use the compatibility-mode for received mails where embedded images are downloaded from external resources (e.g. when you click "Show Images").

Further information:

Freitag, 11. Mai 2012

GetFileAttr not working for large files?!

Coding a little script to accomplish some administrative tasks, I seem to have stumbled across some odd behaviour when dealing with large files and GetFileAttr in Lotus Script. It seems that GetFileAttr is not able to handle files where the physical size is above a certain limit. I've tested with some files trying to figure out the limit, and i believe that it's probably 2GB on our system running Lotus Domino 8.5.3FP1 on SLES11SP2. When I try to read the attributes of a file with a size above the limit, the script stops with a "File not found"-error. Has anyone else seen this?

Donnerstag, 1. März 2012

New Traveler Fix Pack

There's a new Fix Pack for Lotus Notes Traveler available from IBM:



The package is available via Fix Central.