Novell eDirectory does not start.

  • 10100791
  • NOVL105504
  • 28-Mar-2006
  • 30-Mar-2006

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Symptom

Novell eDirectory does not start.

Error: NICI Initialization failed: -1497, Exiting.

Error: sh: line 1: /var/novell/nici/nicimud: No such file or directory

Fact

Novell eDirectory

NICI

Linux

Cause

NICI is not setup properly anymore.  Going from NICI 2.6.x to NICI 2.7 a soft link is placed from /var/novell/nici to /var/opt/novell/nici which is where NICI 2.7 is installed to.  This provides the ability for servers to use NICI 2.7 without being reconfigured for that version.  The installation location of NICI was moved to stay in compliance with filesystem standards.

The ndsd.log file shows the errors "NICI Initialization failed: -1497, Exiting." and "sh: line 1: /var/novell/nici/nicimud: No such file or directory".

Fix

Create a softlink from /var/novell/nici to /var/opt/novell/nici with the following command:

ln -s /var/opt/novell/nici /var/novell/nici

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