SSP202 (Security Services Pack 2.0.2) install fails on Linux

  • 3865486
  • 21-Sep-2006
  • 26-Apr-2012



Novell Modular Authentication Service (NMAS) version 3.1.1


Security Services Pack 2.0.2 install fails with the following error
ERROR: No package files were found in ./Linux/eDir88/

The package files are, however, present is the ./Linux/eDir88 directory.
Problem does not go away even when the file rights are changed to 777 (read, write, execute for all)


One possible reason for this error is that the install is being attempted from a directory path that contains spaces. In this case, the install script cannot retreive the correct path when it attempts to access the rpms or packages.

The issue has been reported to engineering. As a workaround, rename the directory containing spaces to a name that does not have spaces and reattempt the install.

For example, if the install is being attempted from the following directory: "/Installs/Security Services 202/", do the following:

1. cd /Installs/
2. mv Security Services 202/ sec/
3. cd sec/
4. ./


Reported to Engineering