Getting Groupwise to work on Ubuntu 64bit (9.04)

Just a quick post on what i did to get Groupwise up and running on Ubuntu 64bit:

1) Installed a 32bit virtual Ubuntu machine, and converted the Groupwise installer to a .deb package with “alien -c filename”.

2) Moved the .deb package back to the host machine.

3) Installed 32bit java libraries “sudo apt-get install ia32-sun-java6-bin”

4) Forced installation of the Groupwise client “sudo dpkg -i –force-architecture novell-groupwise-gwclient_8.0.0-84911_i386.deb”

5) And it works 🙂