View Full Version : Novell client on FC5

28th April 2006, 08:57 PM
I am trying to install Novell Client on FC5. I downloaded the official version from Novell "Novell Client 1.1 for NCL". When I try to install from the terminal, it says I am missing the following file:


I haven't found it on the system and don't know what it is. Where can I get it and what does it do?

29th April 2006, 09:02 PM
Am I using the correct version of Novell client? Should I be using the one for Suse, or an older version?

30th April 2006, 12:36 PM
I have no clue about Novell Client, sorry, but here is a great site for searching for RPM's that contain the *.so file that you need: http://rpm.pbone.net/

I got seven hits for libbfd- but it's not clear which should be used, possibly one marked as "other" and not "SUSE".


5th May 2006, 04:14 PM
The two clients off of thier website are for Novell Linux Desktop and Suse. I haven't gotten them to work at anytime. I did however i did get access to the files with this: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?t=164453
but i can't get it to load on startup, but I just made a shell script to mount the file server to a local directory. If it matters:

#! /bin/sh
#This script is to make it easy for me to mount the XXX file server
#to a local directory

ncpmount -S "servername" -U "username" -P "password" /"home/ronin/network_files"

I actually had to use the dns name, and not the server's ip address.

5th May 2006, 07:51 PM
So i got the automount to work. Bad news bears though...it mounts it as root...boo. So I am just going to stick to my scripts to mount and unmount the volume.

Is setting up a cron job easy? I ask, because I want a cron job to run every day at 7am to run the mount script and at 6 to run the umount script.