Was asked to explain this today

Brand new Macbook Pro.  Fresh install of Mountain Lion.  I know it has been discussed, documented and blogged already, but now there is a (senior) person looking at me  with a WTF face.  Luckily he loves the product and will use vmware for 30-60 days until support is issued.


  1. Ken Said,

    August 1, 2012 @ 8:54 pm

    I had this same problem today..

    After finding the article

    instead of changing the PowerPC portion of the file, there is a portion for checking OS version.

    Just comment out that section and the install runs without a hitch.

    It does however overwrite the new Mountain Lion notes.app so you may want to make a copy of that.

  2. pmooneynet Said,

    August 1, 2012 @ 10:42 pm

    Ken, I hadn’t seen that. Hopefully anyone with the Lotus Notes 8.5.3 for Mac can’t be installed on this computer error will find it.

    Yes, typed the error in to let the google monster do its thing.

  3. Volker Weber Said,

    August 1, 2012 @ 11:46 pm

    There is no elephant. Move along. ;-)

  4. Chris Miller Said,

    August 2, 2012 @ 12:28 am

    It suddenly begs the question why it wasn’t called lotusnotes.app from the very beginning. Or nlnotes.app as a choice. They didn’t use notepad on windows as a name

    Sorry this just came to me

  5. pmooneynet Said,

    August 2, 2012 @ 7:47 am

    Chris – this is a different issue. The naming thing is just “one of those things” where apple is in charge and Lotus will have to adapt.
    Of course, they could fight Apple if they were really that interested, but would take longer to resolve once legal get involved.

  6. Andreas Imnitzer Said,

    October 19, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

    Thanks Ken, in addition to your link.

    To install on Mountain Lion (or later): Same file as described above, see the lines :

    —— begin ——–
    echo “Running the InstallationCheck scrips”

    osv=`/usr/sbin/system_profiler SPSoftwareDataType | grep “System Version” | sed -e ‘s/\(.*\)Mac OS X \(.*\) \(.*\)/\2/g’`

    if [ “$osv” = “” -o “$osv” \< "10.5" ]
    echo "OS Version Too Low"
    exit 112
    ———– end ———-

    and kick them.

    To be sure it works, you MUST copy the LotusNotesInstaller.mpkg to a drive you can edit before editing. The .DMG File is not writeable.


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