How to install eDirectory 8.8 SP1 without using the oes-edir88 channel

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  • 01-Dec-2006
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Novell eDirectory 8.8 SP1 for Linux
Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux based)


Attempted to install eDirectory 8.8 SP1 on OES Linux. eDirectory 8.8 SP1 was downloaded from While running nds-install, the following error message was displayed and the install process aborted.
%%% ERROR: The novell-ncpenc package of version 5.0.1 should be installed or should be replacing the novell-ncpenc package present in the setup directory before upgrading from this version of eDirectory. Please contact Novell Technical Support for information about the availability of the novell-ncpenc package.


  1. Download novell-ncpenc-5.0.1-6.i386.rpm.
  2. Move novell-ncpenc-1.1-7.i386.rpm out of the eDirectory/setup directory.

    $ mv eDirectory/setup/novell-ncpenc-1.1-7.i386.rpm /tmp
  3. Copy novell-ncpenc-5.0.1-6.i386.rpm into the eDirectory/setup directory.

    $ cp novell-ncpenc-5.0.1-6.i386.rpm eDirectory/setup
  4. Run nds-install again.