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Domino 8 on Linux - CentOS 5

By Andrew Pollack on 11/20/2007 at 10:54 PM EST

Well, my test platform ( allSpark ) had to undergo a reinstall. The Domino version 8 install won't run properly on CENTOS 4, which is what I had on there. CENTOS 5 works fine though. I'm sure with enough digging I could have found what was missing and added the right packages. I think it was java related. In any case, neither is a "supported" platform so it may be a bit of a moot point.

For those who follow such things, I can confirm that CENTOS 5 does provide all the goodies the Domino 8 server needs.

Just to point out that when it comes to performance, there is no "Always Right" answer....I'm running on a dual core AMD Athlon 64 with 2gb of RAM and SATA Raid, with a spare drive for my transaction logs and view temp rebuilds. In my case, I'm going to put both of those on the same drive. For Domino performance, that's not optimal, but in this case my goal is to push all Domino related I/O hogging stuff off the primary file system so that other things on the server won't get bogged down.

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re: Domino 8 on Linux - CentOS 5By Dan Barmen on 09/27/2008 at 09:52 AM EDT

I'm struggeling with the domino server on centos 5. I've got the server running
in listening mode but when i try to connect to it via jconsole i get a lot of
java errors. If i try starting the gui on the server i get "Please edit your
shell's DISPLAY environment variable". Any suggestions?
Yes. Two suggestionsBy Andrew Pollack on 09/27/2008 at 10:16 AM EDT
First of all, when you go to your shell, don't do it from root and don't do it
from a local console or ssh session. Do it from the desktop gui itself,
opening a command shell from there, while already logged in as your notes
server's linux id.

Also, if you click "presentations" at the top of this web page, there's a
presentation about linux for domino admins that should help you with a couple
of other specific details.
re: Yes. Two suggestionsBy Dan Barmen on 09/30/2008 at 04:11 AM EDT
Thanks for your reply.

I figured it out. I was missing a library in linux. Installed it and now it
works :)
re: Yes. Two suggestionsBy Richard Bosch on 11/22/2008 at 03:33 PM EST
i have the same problems.. witch library where you missing?

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