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macOS Installation

KEEP on macOS

The Domino server is not available for macOS, so you can use KEEP only with a Notes client. Notes client support is experimental and not supported for any production use. It is provided to ease evaluation of the Domino REST API and experimentation without the need to configure a Domino server.

On macOS the installer uses the HCL Notes client to install KEEP. The call to the installer looks like this:

java -jar keepinstaller.jar \
 -d="/Users/[your user name]/Library/Application Support/HCL Notes Data" \
 -i="/Users/[your user name]/Library/Preferences/Notes Preferences" \
 -k="/Users/[your user name]/Applications/KEEP" \
 -p="/Applications/HCL" \

All parameters

Short full parameter mandatory Description
-d --dataDir=<dataDir> Directory of your HCL Notes or Domino data
-i --ini=<notesIni> HCL Notes/Domino notes.ini file
-k --keepDir=<keepDir> Directory for the Keep binary installation
-p --programDir=<programDir> Directory where HCL Notes or Domino is installed
-a --accept   automatically accept terms & ccoditions
-h --help   Show this help message and exit.
-n --noIniUpdates   Install the files, show updated ini entries, but don’t write them out
-r --dryRun   do not actually copy or alter files and settings
-s --skipDirectoryCheck   skips the checks if the program and data directories
contain Notes/Domino
-V --version   Print version information and exit.

The installer creates a in the KEEP installation directory. The user can copy or move it to ~/bin to add it to the macOS path.

Verifying the installation

The installer conducts a series of actions:

  • Create the Keep directory
  • copy the projectkeep[version-id].jar file there
  • create a libs folder in the Keep directory
  • copy all supporting jar files there
  • create in the Keep directory