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Installing GroupWise 7.0 on Debian/Sarge

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By Lijian Chen

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Posted: 21 Nov 2006


How to install GroupWise 7.0 on Debian/Sarge.


1. Download the GroupWise installation packages from

2. Extract this into a folder.

3. Use alien to build debian packages from the rpm package.

4. Download the most recent sun java SDK, use alien to build debian package.

5. Install the Java SDK package by using "dpkg -i XXX.deb"

6. Install the GroupWise 7.0 packages by using "dpkg -i XXX.deb"

7. cd /opt/novell/groupwise/client/

8. rm -R jre

9. ln -s /usr/lib/sun-jdk_1.5.XXX/jre /opt/novell/groupwise/client/jre

10. apt-get update

11. apt-get upgrade

12. apt-get install gcc

Enjoy! Now Groupwise 7.0 is working on your Debian/Sarge system.

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