HowTo: Lotus Symphony Office Suite: Install on 64 bit systems

I tried this, you may like it better than OOo from which it’s based, or Not.
You decide.

How to install IBM Symphony on 64-bit systems

I was able to get IBM Symphony v1.3 installed on Ubuntu 8.10 64-bit by using the steps listed below. You can download Symphony 1.3 here.

  1. First off you will need to install the following packages.


sudo apt-get install libstdc++5 ia32-libs ia32-sun-java6-bin
  1. Next download this package to your desktop.

  2. Open the libxkbfile package with file-roller (make sure to use sudo)


sudo file-roller ./libxkbfile1_1.0.4-1_i386.deb
  1. Open the data.tar.gz file in file-roller. You should be able to simply double click on the file to open it in file-roller. If you are prompted to select an application to open it with just type file-roller in the Application box and click Open.

  2. Double click the . folder then the usr folder then the lib folder.

  3. Select the following files:

  1. Click extract and extract those files to /usr/lib32.

  2. Close both file-roller windows

  3. Type the following:


sudo dpkg --force-architecture -i symphony*.deb

After the installation is completed you’ll have a new Symphony menu item on you Applications > Office menu. The first time you run it you’ll be asked to accept a software license from a terminal window. Just type 1 and then enter to continue.


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