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Old 01-04-2007, 09:12 PM   #1
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openSuse 10.2 / Novell Client


Does anyone have the Novell Client working on openSuse 10.2? If you do what steps did you have to take to get it working? Thanks.
 
Old 01-05-2007, 07:48 PM   #2
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I tried novell client on a computer at work a while back, so I can't remember precisely. I assume you downloaded the most recent version for linux from novell and not the gpl novel client.

I had to install each dependency manually, then run the binary they provided. For some reason, the script that should have done that wasn't working. Check the readme for the required rpms and install using yast. That was for suse 10.0.

Also, if you use groupwise, they provide a package that worked with no fuss. The version for linux was a resource hog and didn't have as many features, though. Too bad novell can't provide better and easier products for integrating their own software.
 
Old 05-10-2007, 10:40 PM   #3
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the readme file on Novell's web page says do it through yast, software, add product, add product from local directory and point it to the novell client you downloaded from novell's website.

I did this and I get dependicy issues. i tried installing it via rug and that didn't work either.

I had it working on open suse 10 like almost 2 years ago (or maybe it was 9.2) and it worked but for some reason I could never map IP and IPX servers, just one of the other.

Now I am having problems also getting it to work

Groupwise installed fine for me, but it locks a lot and I have to kill it via terminal.

I wish novell would get their freaking act together.

sorry if this is resurrecting an old thread but I am having similar issues and there is no resolution here.

Did anyone ever get it fully functioning?
 
Old 05-14-2007, 04:26 PM   #4
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Never managed it with any form of SuSE. For that read 9.0. 9.2, 9.3, 10, 10.1. Not tried 10.2 but the 1.2 client works a treat with SLED 10.

Not much use to you SuSE users, I'm afraid, but depending on how important connecting to NetWare servers is to you, SLED 10 may be an answer.
 
Old 05-17-2007, 08:27 AM   #5
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well we run a NDS\eDirectory network at my work, so yes mapping netware drives is important. It does not install via rug, via yast, or via zen installer i get dependency issues and the novell commands never show up in the console....

It sucks!
 
Old 05-17-2007, 10:20 AM   #6
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Quote:
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well we run a NDS\eDirectory network at my work, so yes mapping netware drives is important. It does not install via rug, via yast, or via zen installer i get dependency issues and the novell commands never show up in the console....

It sucks!
You're not wrong.

I wrestled with it for ages and could get nowhere. A couple of Sysops I know also failed and if they couldn't manage to get the thing to talk to my NW 6 and 6.5 servers nobody could.

I can only reiterate that with SLED 10, the 1.2 Linux client worked out of the box - with most of the features you can expect from the Windows client.
 
Old 05-17-2007, 12:11 PM   #7
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well I think we do have several licenses for SLED, but I wanted to stay open source. I can't install the client at all

also, my groupwise client crashes constantly. You would think this would work with a novell distro of Linux. I am starting to become majorly unimpressed.
 
Old 05-17-2007, 12:38 PM   #8
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Opensuse is not a Novell distro. Novell does however help fund the continued development.

From the opensuse website... "The openSUSE project is a worldwide community program sponsored by Novell"



If you want Novell's client to work then use an OS that Novell SUPPORTS it's client on.. SLED10 or Windows

Would you install eDirectory on opensuse 10.2 ??? I'd certainly hope not. it *might* work but dont expect Novell to support it.

Just to reinforce what dkpw has said, try SLED10... it works as advertised (and supported by Novell) Client32 works flawlessly (maps drives to Netware AND linux servers) and the INCLUDED GW client is very stable.

XGL was a snap and pointing Yast or Smart to Packman and Guru will get you all the wizbang multimedia stuff.

Sorry if I sound a bit crass but you're bashing Novell because YOU are doing something clearly UNSUPPORTED by Novell.
 
Old 05-18-2007, 04:17 AM   #9
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well I think we do have several licenses for SLED, but I wanted to stay open source. I can't install the client at all

also, my groupwise client crashes constantly. You would think this would work with a novell distro of Linux. I am starting to become majorly unimpressed.
While SLED requires a licence for updates, once installed it is possible to use OpenSuSE 10.1 repositories to upgrade unofficially. This method might be construed as semi-OpenSource.

I've used the GroupWise client under Slackware, Debian, Ubuntu and SLED without issue. You may like to try the latest version of the Linux client which was issued about a month ago 7.02, it seems to work really well.

Good luck.

dkpw
 
Old 07-19-2007, 09:43 PM   #10
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My apologies I was not aware that open suse was not an actual Novell project. I thought they had some part of it, but you were right it looks like they only help fund it.

No, I would not run eDirectory on Open SuSE, however I would like to run Open SuSe on my desktops to not have to purchase licenses. Oh well.....

Maybe I'll try one of the "pay for" Linux distros.
 
Old 09-17-2007, 11:12 AM   #11
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Novell Client + SuSE 10.2

For some reason I can't post URLs yet, but goto google and do a search for Novell Client Loki. Good walk through for getting the novell client 1.1 for linux to work on suse 10.2. Also, Novell has just released a public beta of the 2.0 client, which I am about to download as we speak.
 
Old 09-18-2007, 11:16 AM   #12
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Public Beta

The newly released public beta of the Novell Client for Linux v2.0 works well on SLED 10.1. It can be installed directly on top of the 1.2 client.

Having downloaded the ISO from Novell.com, you should install it through YAST as an Add On Product.
 
Old 09-18-2007, 08:02 PM   #13
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cool I pretty much gave up on the novell client even running, and just connect to straight IP shares to our windows servers. I had it running in 10.1 but in 10.2 it never did.

Oh well, my main focuses are on Mac OS X these days at work, but maybe if I have time I will try this.
 
Old 09-19-2007, 03:07 AM   #14
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If you use OS X then native file access or Samba to NetWare servers is the answer, you will not then have to rely on the very expensive and VERY buggy Mac OS X NetWare client from Prosoft Engineering.

Linux NW Client is free.
Windows NW Client is free.
Mac OS X client from Prosoft $149 per seat!
 
Old 09-19-2007, 08:19 AM   #15
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Oes 2

OES 2 is going to have mac support I believe
 
  


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