So it was an issue related to the LANG environment setting, not set or wrongly set.
In my case I followed the technote hints running the command to find the strings.res on the file system: find /opt -name 'strings.res' The output was just: /opt/ibm/lotus/notes/85030/linux/res/it_IT.UTF-8/strings.res
so I set the LANG env var to it_IT.UTF-8 (export LANG= it_IT.UTF-8) and successfully run the installation script for the fix pack.
In the past, on the same Linux box, I also had an issue with the Linux script to start and stop the Domino server (script provided by Daniel):
when I ran the "/etc/init.d/rc_domino start" script through a text console window, the result was some scrambled text as output and also a crash of the Domino server, but I still could run the server with the graphical user interface (link on the desktop).
Since I solved the problem about the fix pack installation I realized how to solve the old problem: I just modified the rc_domino_script script (provided by Daniel) setting the DOMINO_LANG var to it_IT.UTF-8 (and not just it_IT as previously set..).
Domino webmail not loading in iframe? Try this xPages coding tip...
Tue, Feb 19th 2013 10:49a Cristian D'Aloisio Some days ago a friend of mine urgently contacted me via FB (!) about a problem with his latest Domino upgrade, version 8.5.3 FP3. He had a simple xPages web app showing Domino webmail in one the pages, using the old, much-hated (but often used...), iframe technique. After the Domino upgrade, the webmail was not available anymore in IE 9, unless he hit the compatibility button in IE. Who would tell all users to do that?! :-) Before any further investigation, we had to find a quick solution:I wa [read] Keywords: domino
Austin, we have a problem :-)
Wed, Sep 19th 2012 9:47a Cristian D'Aloisio Some time ago I opened a support ticket in IBM about a really tricky issue with DAOS: a few attachments referenced in the DAOS system could not be opened by the Domino server itself (error shown both in Domino console and to the Notes user). Not all, just a few hundreds attachments. The ticket escaleted weeks after weeks, but the support group could not help me, also I had the feeling they wanted to close the ticket asap... After a while I contacted Ed Brill who was so polite to also involve I [read] Keywords: domino
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Wed, Sep 19th 2012 3:50a Cristian D'Aloisio Wow, I'm back to my blog after more than three months! I was rather busy because I decided to... change my life! To cut it short: me and my family decided to leave my beloved Bologna (Italy) and move to Germay, Karlsruhe town (Baden-Wurttemberg region). My wife Elly (who is is expert in the ERP subjects) had the chance to work with ABAS Software AG, a Karlsruhe-based multinational software company. So we both decided to make a big change in our life (especially for me and Kevin) and move to [read] Keywords: administration
Do your customers and partners receive a blank return receipt memos?
Fri, Jun 15th 2012 3:34a Cristian D'Aloisio Take a look to this IBM Technote # 1586180 : Blank return receipts sent to external sender We disabled the internal Domino disclaimer management (a setting in the configuration document inside the names.nsf) and reloaded the Domino router config (tell router update config). Now it works. BTW, we use the fabulous third-party product called Crossware Mail Signature to manage all signature needs: simple and effective. [read] Keywords: domino