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How to get Groupwise 7.0.3 Linux client to install on Fedora Core 11

Novell provides Groupwise clients only for SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop. Here’s how to get those RPMs to install on a Fedora Core 11 system.

First, make sure the following packages are installed

  • compat-libstdc++-33
  • libXp
  • glib
  • gtk+
  • gdk-pixbuf
  • openmotif

You can get openmotif from http://www.motifzone.org/ (there should be RPMs)

Now hack a symlink for libXm.so.3 in /usr/lib:

% sudo ln -s libXm.so.4 libXm.so.3

Now you should be able to install Groupwise — you might need to use –nodeps or –force in order to get it to install.

If you get errors like:

Error: Failed to load /home/dunnj/.novell/groupwise/.webrenderer/linux/corecomponents/libgtksuperwin.so
Error: Failed to load /home/dunnj/.novell/groupwise/.webrenderer/linux/corecomponents/libgtkxtbin.so
Error: Failed to load /home/dunnj/.novell/groupwise/.webrenderer/linux/corecomponents/libgtkembedmoz.so
Error: Failed to load /home/dunnj/.novell/groupwise/.webrenderer/linux/corecomponents/libgtkxtbin.so
Error: Failed to load.
Exception in thread “ControlQueue” java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: com.webrenderer.linux.NativeMozillaLibrary.setMozPath(Ljava/lang/String;Z)V
at com.webrenderer.linux.NativeMozillaLibrary.setMozPath(Native Method)
at com.webrenderer.linux.NativeMozillaLibrary.a(NativeMozillaLibrary.java)
at com.webrenderer.linux.k.task(k.java)
at com.webrenderer.linux.ControlQueue.run(ControlQueue.java)

it means you didn’t install gtk+, glib and gdk-pixbuf.