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Installing Domino 8.5.1 on Linux - If you're having trouble with the installer....

By Andrew Pollack on 10/12/2009 at 11:33 AM EDT

I've run into this before and had to go looking for the details again today. I thought I'd post it here for easier reference.

When installing Domino on Linux -- especially on unsupported Linux Distributions (I'm using CENTOS 5.x) sometimes you'll see the install script crash out with no error when it tries to load the setup.jar. This is caused by a problem with the jvm version or configuration. There's an easy way around it.

Use the command:

# cd /[PATH]/linux/domino/tools

Where [PATH] is the location where you unpacked the Domino install files. Next type:

# java –jar setup.jar –console

That should kick the install script into gear and you should be able to go forward.

* Note: The tip came from THIS note on-line:

http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/nd8forum.nsf/7570d1446ddf4cf085256bff00489f8d/bf6dd810f8c3f11185257460002ed064?OpenDocument

I'll leave the link here for credit to the person who wrote it, but if the link breaks, we still have this blog technote.


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