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installing lotus sametime on ubuntu 10.04 x64

Note: this is only applicable for IBM employees, since the download link is only accessible from the IBM network

I previously wrote about how to install the AT&T network client on Ubuntu 10.04 x64. If you are an IBM employee, the next logical step is to install lotus sametime for instant messaging. Luckily, at one point in time IBM produced deb files for debian-like distributions that can still be used on 10.04. For this, i will assume that you have already followed the instructions to install the global network client, including installing getlibs.

First, download sametime 7.51 blue from

Then run `sudo apt-get install libmotif3` and then `sudo getlibs -p libmotif3`

The next dependency is lib32stdc++5, so to install it you first have to add a ppa to your apt repositories using the command `sudo apt-add-repository ppa:jason-scheunemann/ppa`

You can then `sudo apt-get update` and then `sudo apt-get install lib32stdc++5`

Next you have to install the 64 bit version, so `wget` then `sudo dpkg -i libstdc++5_3.3.6-17ubuntu1_amd64.deb`

Lastly, `sudo dpkg -i –force-architecture sametime-blue_7.5.1.20070416-4_i386.deb`

Sametime should now show up in the applications menu under the other category. You can sign in using your IBM intranet id and password, although due to some library problems that I have not yet solved, certain preferences (such as password saving and location setting) do not work. Ill update this post if I end up solving these issues.

As always, YMMV. Good luck!