How to re-install an Open Enterprise Server 2 server back into the tree after NICI corruption

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  • 09-May-2008
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell International Cryptographic Infrastructure (NICI) 2.7
Novell eDirectory 8.8 for Linux
Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux based)


6061 errors in ndsd.log file
NICI corruption


If NICI is not backed up, it is required to re-install the server into the tree. A temporary work around is to load ndsd with the -rdb switch:
rcndsd start -rdb
This may allow the database to open. However, some functionality may be lost.
To clean up NICI and re-install the server into the tree, please follow the below steps:
  1. Remove the server out of the tree using
    ndsconfig rm
  2. Delete the files under the /var/opt/novell/nici directory
  3. Remove nici off of the server using the command:
    rpm -e nici-2.7.3-12 --nodeps
    (this is assuming you are using this version of NICI, do a
    rpm -qa | grep nici
    to see what version is installed)
  4. Re-install NICI through Yast | Open Enterprise server | OES install and configuration | Choose the eDirectory pattern and nici at the top should show as unchecked. Check it and continue. Choose to enable configuration of eDirectory, once NICI has been installed, to install the server back into the tree.